Category Archives: Social Values

In the works: EAs for Forestry in Nova Scotia 30Mar2019

Just how the Forestry EA process materializes and works could have a huge impact on the politics of forestry in NS. It’s definitely an item to keep an eye on. It’s encouraging to see the EA (Environmental Assessment) process do … Continue reading

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A letter to Information Morning (Nova Scotia) 22Mar2019

“And what of nesting owls?”, asks Bev Wigney. “It’s nesting season for them right now, and yet the logging crews are already back in the woods” From Naturalist Bev Wigney on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public … Continue reading

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“An event that saddened and angered me”, Minister Rankin/Nova Scotia L&F please follow up 10Mar2019

Posted on Healthy Forest Coalition late last night: HD: I am not one to write on this site but today I have to describe an event that saddened and angered me. On a trip north through the Margaree Valley this … Continue reading

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Why can’t Nova Scotians be told what Crown land is slated to be cut and precisely when? 3Mar2019

From DNR › Crown Land › Crown Land in Nova Scotia: Crown lands are all or any part of the land under the administration and control of the Minister of Natural Resources. Of the 5.3 million hectares of land in Nova … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition: The Story of the Corbett Lake Affair and the Erosion of Trust in the Public Process

“Overall this is another example of mismanagement of our natural resources by the Department of Lands and Forestry particularly in the context of the Lahey report which calls for major forestry reform and reform of LAF procedures and policy” From Healthy … Continue reading

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Follow-up on The Mistake (Corbett/Dalhousie cut): letter from Annapolis naturalist to Nova Scotia Premier and others

“I ask that all of you give consideration to the future of this forest. Is it really worth destroying one of our exceedingly few remaining “old forests” – a stand of 21.5 hectares – in order to make a few … 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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Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed

It’s been a rare occurrence that a proposed harvest is completely withdrawn, but here’s one to celebrate; unfortunately it was followed almost immediately by another proposed harvest likely to cause a lot of stress As announced on Annapolis Royal & … Continue reading

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Chronicle Herald further restricts online access to news and opinions

I am sorry to see that the Chronicle Herald now blocks most of its online content – even letters to the editor – with the message “Don’t miss out on stories like this one. Get unlimited digital access for $4.99/month * … Continue reading

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An eloquent appeal to save Hardwood Hill in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Co.

A letter from an Annapolis Co. resident appealing to the Premier and others to reject or greatly modify proposed  Crown land tree harvests on Hardwood Hill has been circulating in social media. It is as eloquent a statement of how Nova Scotians … Continue reading

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