Category Archives: Social Values

What’s wrong with clearcutting?

To be more specific: Whats wrong with clearcutting the Acadian Forest in Nova Scotia? Outside of Nova Scotia, apparently, “we spend 80 to 150 years growing a tree in Canada – some of the longest growth rates in the world”… … Continue reading

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Looking after Nova Scotia’s Crown land garden

The Minister’s analogy of sustainable forestry to sustainable production of crops in a garden overlooks the now well established principle that “sustainability” needs to embrace much more than just the annual allowable cut. Something is definitely brewing as NSDNR Minister … Continue reading

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Small private woodlots are big contributors to forest economy in Finland, could be in NS

Reporter Michael Gorman talked to Harold Alexander about his trip to Finland in the fall to learn how small private woodlots are thriving in Finnland. “We have a forest policy right now that I think, for the most part, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Neighbours get no notice about clearcut on Crown land

A CBC report on Information Morning this a.m. records the stress caused to a rural resident when she was asked to move her vehicle so the clearcutters could access neighbouring land. It was only then that she she learned about … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s Biofuel Bonanza

Using our forests to produce liquid fuels could well liquidate the forests themselves A NSDNR Press Release yesterday announced “A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable … Continue reading

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Pictou Landing First Nation member wins forestry award

“The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), presented the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Gregory Daniels and Christian Francis today in Ottawa….Christian Francis is a member of the Mi’kmaq … Continue reading

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Connecting to Wapane’kati

I attended the MTRI Old Forest Conservation Science Meeting at Debert this past week, anticipating that it would be a good experience and it was. I am guessing the attendance was about 80 people, from all walks – foresters, rangers, … Continue reading

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Forest Soundscapes

This piece caught my eye recently: Gigantic wooden megaphones amplify the sounds of the forest in Estonia . It begins: “If you’ve ever enjoyed a walk in the woods, you’ve probably noticed the simultaneous “peace and quiet” and subtle busy-ness … Continue reading

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Working forest & trails go together

From the Kings Co. Advertiser/Register: “Larry and Greta Goodwin will be officially recognized as Woodland Owner of the Year for the Western Region of Nova Scotia during a public field day on their Hillgrove property this Saturday, Oct. 1. “The … Continue reading

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GPI group asks How Much is Our Forest Worth?

The Genuine Progress Index (GPI) group produced The Nova ScotiaGPI Forest Accounts Volume 1: Indicators of Ecological, Economic & Social Values of Forests in Nova Scotia (2001) and a 2008 Update. Now the group is asking ‘How Much is Our … Continue reading

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