Category Archives: Private Woodlots

Ecologically oriented forestry/small private wood lots in Nova Scotia get a boost 19Oct2021

Finally some good news – if very modest from a financial perspective – for Ecological Forestry in Nova Scotia. From Forestry trust fund doles out $12.4M to 2 projects by Michael Gorman for CBC News Oct 18, 2021: The Family … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Ind Rev Post-Report, Private Woodlots, Selection Harvest, Social Values | Comments Off on Ecologically oriented forestry/small private wood lots in Nova Scotia get a boost 19Oct2021

Announcement: Common Ground Woodlot tours Aug 21 & 28, 2021

The following was received from Christie Verstraten, Program Director Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association. Common Ground workshops to focus on woodland stewardship, climate change and biodiversity Are you interested in ecologically sensitive forest practices, woodland stewardship and climate-smart … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Climate Change, Conservation, Private Woodlots | Comments Off on Announcement: Common Ground Woodlot tours Aug 21 & 28, 2021

Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020

As well as addressing widespread concerns about the extent and intensity (clearcutting) of logging in Nova Scotia, the Independent Review of Forest Practices in NS, aka, The Lahey Report, was tasked to “Evaluate market access for private forest owners, particularly … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Ind Rev Post-Report, L&F, Lumber, Private Woodlots, WestFor | Comments Off on Ken Gray: the province/WestFor is competing directly with the small loggers in SW Nova Scotia 18Sep2020

The Elephant in the Room: what happens to the Lahey Report if The Mill closes? 16Sep2019

Asks Aaron Beswick in the Chronicle Herald: “So what happens to the Lahey Report’s lofty goals if a million tonnes a year of demand for softwood chips and low quality wood disappears from the market on Jan. 31, 2020?” Good … Continue reading

Posted in Ind Rev Post-Report, Independent Review, Private Woodlots, Pulp & Paper | Comments Off on The Elephant in the Room: what happens to the Lahey Report if The Mill closes? 16Sep2019

Bright spots in Nova Scotia forestry are on private lands 22Aug2019

A pamphlet announcing the Woodland Owner of the Year Award arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and finally gave me some good news about forestry in NS to celebrate. The online announcement is here The 2019 award goes to Spence Managed … Continue reading

Posted in L&F, Private Woodlots | Comments Off on Bright spots in Nova Scotia forestry are on private lands 22Aug2019

The human toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia 6Aug2019

“This happened to me this winter. 24/7 and the main traverse up my hill by the cutting machine and the skidder, was a few meters from my bedroom window. “A truck was loaded a short distance away and drove away … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Private Woodlots, Social Values | Comments Off on The human toll of clearcuts in Nova Scotia 6Aug2019

Logging one-tree-at-a-time in Nova Scotia 18July2019

“I’ve got grandchildren. I have come from five generations of guides, hunting and guiding in East Camp and we rely on the forest and we always will in one shape or form and if nothing else, then to create the … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, clearcuts, Conservation, Private Woodlots, Selection Harvest | Comments Off on Logging one-tree-at-a-time in Nova Scotia 18July2019

Extinction Rebellion NS & friends protest clearcut on private land in Nova Scotia 29June2019

To date, most of the public concern about logging in NS has been focussed on Crown lands. On Thursday, June 27, 2019, 27 people participated in a XRNS protest at a clearcut on private land To date, most of the … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Private Woodlots, Social Media | Comments Off on Extinction Rebellion NS & friends protest clearcut on private land in Nova Scotia 29June2019

When the neighbours decide to clearcut in Nova Scotia 25 Apr2019

Good will works in many situations to reduce impacts of clearcuts on a neighbour’s land and does not work in many situations. It  currently takes more than proximity to neighbours who value the lands around them to stop or substantially … Continue reading

Posted in clearcuts, Private Woodlots, Social Media | Comments Off on When the neighbours decide to clearcut in Nova Scotia 25 Apr2019

Spicer Family Woodlot – if all harvested private and Crown woodland were like that, we wouldn’t be concerned about clearcutting in Nova Scotia

They could get a lot more $ if they clearcut – in the short term Peter Spicer, owner of Seven Gulches Forest Products in Spencer’s Island and winner of the Nova Scotia Woodland Owner of the Year Award in 2017, … Continue reading

Posted in Biophilia, clearcuts, Private Woodlots, Pulp & Paper | Comments Off on Spicer Family Woodlot – if all harvested private and Crown woodland were like that, we wouldn’t be concerned about clearcutting in Nova Scotia