Category Archives: Old Growth

Nova Scotia L&F Minister Iain Rankin joins social media discussion about further cuts of Old Growth

This is progress of some sort. At least the Minister is communicating more openly with the public than his recent predecessors, so he is hearing from the mice out there and yonder and not only the Big Cats in his … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse game continues: more Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land found to be on the block

Following the highlighting of a proposed cut on Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co) by local residents and an eloquent appeal by Randy Fredericks (Post Oct 1, 2018) and activities of the newly formed Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology … Continue reading

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Proposed cut of Old Growth on Nova Scotia Crown land nixed within one day

Update, Dec 19, 2018: also view Old-growth forest with 400-year-old tree proposed for clearcut in error by Francis Willick for CBC (Dec 19, 2018) ——- From Healthy Forest Coalition (Facebook public group) ML: Breaking news! The Coolen Lake site old … Continue reading

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More Old Growth forest on Nova Scotia Crown land on the chopping (or chipping) block

From the Healthy Forest Coalition (Facebook public group), Dec 17, 2018: URGENT! PUBLIC FEEDBACK NEEDED ON PARCEL LU0684021 – DEADLINE OF JAN. 19, 2019. One of the oldest forests in the Maritimes, let alone Nova Scotia has been proposed for … Continue reading

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Presentation on Old Forests in the Maritimes at MTRI Thurs 5 July 2018

The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) 2018 Summer Seminar Series has begun. Just gone by (Thurs Jun 28): Freya Clark of the Medway Community Forest Co-op talked on the topic “What is Community Forestry?”. Just announced: Old Forests in the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back: Northern Parula & a welcome sight: Hepatica

The Northern Parula has become a bit of a poster child for birds displaced by clearcutting in Nova Scotia, highlighted by Healthy Forests advocate Donna Crossland: I…walked over a fresh clearcut where the birch once stood. The lake would be … Continue reading

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DNR confirms Loon Lake area cuts included Old Growth

Thanks for your straight talk & persistence, Danny George. UPDATE (May 18, 2018): I located the link to the NSDNR report, courtesy of Tim Bousquet. View ADDENDUM Also: Danny George (forester) and Margaret Miller (Minister of NR) were interviewed on … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in the area of Loon Lake, Nova Scotia continued…23 Mar 2018

In the Chronicle Herald today, Nina Newington of Mount Hanley expresses frustration over wood from old growth stands in the Loon lake area being sent to the biomass burner at Port Hawkesbury. Her op-ed begins: Let’s get this straight. Official … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia DNR almost admits serious errors; Port Hawkesbury Paper blames DNR for Loon Lake area cuts of Old Growth

UPDATE Mar 17, 2018: Old-growth burning reignites biomass debate Aaron Bewsick, Chronicle Herald, Mar 17, 2018. With 84% being burnt via the Biomass Burner (73%) or Firewood (11%), PHP, NSP, NSDNR ad even FSC are doing their part to increase … Continue reading

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Rick Howe talks to Bob Bancroft about Nova Scotia DNR cutting Old Growth forest

Bob was interviewed by Rick Howe on the Rick Howe Show this a.m., a followup to the controversy surrounding cutting of purported Old Growth forest in the area of Loon Lake, Guysborough Co. (For some background, view archived posts on … Continue reading

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