Category Archives: Show Us the Science

A scientist’s perspectives on NSDNR Science

Helga Guderley, a retired but still very active biologist, was one of the founding members of the Healthy Forest Coalition and was the instigator of a petition against clearcutting for biomass that quickly garnered over 20,000 sign-ons in early 2016. … Continue reading

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Birds nests versus industrial forestry in Nova Scotia & what the Independent Review can do for us

Two items in the forestry related news for Nova Scotia last week illustrate the quandary we are in when it comes to figuring out ‘what to do about forestry in Nova Scotia’. First was an article about the impacts of … Continue reading

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Two upcoming presentations related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia

Just received from MTRI: “Given the news of invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid arriving in southwestern Nova Scotia this past summer, here’s an interesting chance, December 12th at 7pm, to meet one of the American leaders in the field. This public … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..continued 18Nov2016: Two Perspectives

#1 Stacie Carroll, “a silviculturist, small woodlot owner, food forest farmer and the executive director of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners” follows V.T. in blasting the Healthy Forest Coalition and the recent Forest Funeral event in particular: “As … Continue reading

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‘Want to comment on a post on Nova Scotia Forest Notes?

I have had several inquiries about the “Leave a Comment” option at the bottom of blog posts. I have not allowed comments on nsforestnotes.ca but for the life of me, I can’t get rid of the “Leave a Comment” option … 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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More cutting near protected areas in Nova Scotia, now the Tobeatic

Landscape level planning for biodiversity conservation appears to be lacking in Crown land harvest decisions A CBC story describes how “a proposed clearcut near Nova Scotia’s largest protected wilderness [the Tobeatic Protected Wilderness Area] is worrying environmentalists and nearby residents … Continue reading

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Independent Review of forestry in Nova Scotia finally announced

The Liberal government’s choice of William Lahey to head up the review is evidence they want it to be credible. In its pre-election budget address on April 27, 2017, the Liberal government announced that it would “appoint an independent expert … Continue reading

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‘Still no word on the Independent Review of Nova Scotia forestry

Asked about the Independent Review, DNR Deputy Minister Julie Towers interviewed on CBC Information Morning On June 30, 2017, commented that they were “scoping it out, drafting Terms of Reference and we are bringing forward the options so that we … Continue reading

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