Category Archives: NSDNR

Senior forester sought by Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

This item was posted yesterday (Nov 9, 2017) on the NS Government website Competition # 6101 Director Forestry, Permanent, TRURO Natural Resources Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2017 … Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director, Renewable Resources Branch, the Director of Forestry … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..Nov 9, 2017 – Critic blasts the Healthy Forest Coalition

Writing a commentary placed in the the business section of the Chronicle Herald, “a retired federal trade and economic development official” fires a few blasts at the Healthy Forest Coalition and defends the senior bureaucrats at NSDNR. Writes V.T: The … Continue reading

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Procedure for approving harvests on Nova Scotia Crown lands now outlined on the HPMV

The covering web page for the Harvest Plan Map Viewer (HPMV) has been modified recently, and now outlines the overall process for approving harvests on Crown land. It involves four steps: Step 1. The Crown land Licensee develops proposed harvest … Continue reading

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Words, rhythms and songs of the Forest Funeral at Province House, Nova Scotia, Oct 19, 2017

In case you missed it… About 600 souls participated in a Forest Funeral on Thursday afternoon, assembling in the Grand Parade Square and proceeding to Province House, the air filled with the solemn notes of a Funeral March played on … Continue reading

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A day of mourning for Nova Scotia’s forests & wildlife

In an op-ed, Donna Crossland of the Healthy Forest Coalition writes about the losses being mourned at the “Forest Funeral” taking place today in Halifax. When bobcat and fisher lose their homes through clearcutting, seldom can they move elsewhere to … Continue reading

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Jamie Simpson on forests and forestry in Nova Scotia and the Forest Funeral

Don Connolly interviewed Jamie Simpson earlier today on CBC Information Morning about forests and forestry in Nova Scotia and the upcoming Forest Funeral. Below is an abbreviated transcript of the interview. Intro: Jamie Simpson is fed up. He is a … Continue reading

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A brief history of recent times in Nova Scotia’s Acadian forest

Writing in The Coast (Oct 5, 2017), author Joan Baxter outlines “The long history of Nova Scotia sacrificing its forests to big pulp, and why it has to end” The coast obviously figures it is a topical issue: the print … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry in the Spotlight..30Sep2017

Forestry issues made a splash on the opinion pages this weekend, and more quietly, on the woodlot of Peter and Pat Spicer at Spencer’s Island on the Fundy shore of Cumberland Co. Writes Jim Guy, author and professor emeritus of … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Forest Week in Nova Scotia

Above: A piece of largely undisturbed mixed, multi-aged Acadian forest on a Halifax area drumlin – we still have some to celebrate! Also to celebrate: private woodlot owners who value and nurture these forests while harvesting trees from them. To … Continue reading

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Clearcutting is putting tourism at risk says President of Nova Scotia Tourism Industry Association

“Nova Scotia is blessed with incredible natural beauty…[but] in many areas, there has been a total abdication of responsibility around clearcutting targets and forestry management practices, including herbicide and pesticide spraying. As people seek out authentic and nature-based experiences, why … Continue reading

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