Category Archives: Parks & Protected Areas

Good and bad of the latest Nova Scotia Crown land forest harvest announcement

From The Healthy Forest Coalition (Public Facebook group) Sep 19, 2018 ML: Check out the latest updates for the Harvest Map Viewer. Queens County is getting the largest area harvested at just over 740 ha, or 1828 acres. 399 of … Continue reading

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Gold Miners encroaching on The Big Animals’ Lands

UPDATE July 30, 2018: Mining industry seeks land swap mechanism Chronicle Herald, July 30, 2018. Like a stuck record… – View DNR response to the same proposal last fall: DNR says no mining access to Nova Scotia’s wilderness areas (Aaron … Continue reading

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NSE issues clarification on Protected Areas target

Francis Martin, Deputy Minister Nova Scotia Environment sent this message out on July 19, 2018 (I happened to be on the mailing list): Regarding the recent CBC reporting on protected areas and to clarify, there has been no change of … Continue reading

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Halifax Green Network Plan released June 21, 2018 puts Landscape Level Planning for Halifax well ahead of the province as a whole

The Final Draft of the The Halifax Green Network Plan, under development for several years,¬† was released on June 21, 2018. The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) was initiated in 2015 shortly after the adoption of the 2014 Regional Municipality … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia DNR employee apparently clearcut land then sold it to DNR at 2X assessed value

UPDATE June 5, 2018: More discussion from WWNS added at the end of the post —————————- This well documented, disturbing allegation is made in a May 31, 2018 post How much wood does a clear cutter cut, when a clear … Continue reading

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Port Hawkesbury Paper responds to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area

I received today PHP’s public response to concerns about harvesting in the Loon Lake area. It is provided below as received (except that the PDF text is converted to WordPress text). We (the public) and PHP (as cited below) are … Continue reading

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Old Acadian forest/salmon watercourse and forested wetland in Halifax-Dartmouth at risk

While loss of old forest habitat associated with extensive clearcutting on short rotations in more rural areas is considered by ecologists to be the #1 threat to forest biodiversity in Nova Scotia, bulldozers in and around the more urban areas … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry in the News…Sat Mar 3, 2018

DNR responds to concerns about cuts in the Loon Lake area; Saunders says using toilet paper¬†makes us all hypocrites While one purpose of the posts on this website is “to serve as a record of events, news and opinions on … Continue reading

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Ho Hum, more cutting near Nature Reserve in SW Nova Scotia

It happens so often, it’s hardly breaking news, but it is worth noting. The latest DNR notification (Feb 23, 2018) of newly proposed Crown land harvests are for clearcuts on 457 ha, partial cuts on 39 ha distributed over 4 … Continue reading

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Danny George rings the alarm bell (again) on Loon Lake Nova Scotia clearcuts of Old Growth

There is a lot to be explained here, and changed here, as there is just about anywhere that Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests are being harvested. UPDATE Feb 26, 2018: Veteran forester worried we are wasting old growth forest, CBC … Continue reading

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