Category Archives: Tree Harvests

Feedback sought on Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Regional Risk Assessment for sourcing biomass from Nova Scotia’s harvestable forest land base 16Jun2024

Please, all stakeholders, register and review this RRA. A wide range of stakeholders is considered relevant. One of the ways I attempt to keep up with News related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia is by subscribing to a … Continue reading

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Forest fires rage in Nova Scotia, Premier bans forest activities, but not those of forestry 1Jun2023

I just read a letter by Annapolis Valley naturalist Bev Wigney sent yesterday to  Premier Houston and NRR Minister Tory Rushton in which she appeals to them to to “shut down forestry operations completely, with *no loopholes*”. I  had read … Continue reading

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“A good day to celebrate the incredible array of women who have come to our camp in the last 97 days” 8Mar2022

So true, so very true From Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia: Day 97 at the Last Hope camp International Women’s Day— a good day to celebrate the incredible array of women who have come to our camp in the … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Crown lands Harvest Plan announcements: changes reflecting ‘Lahey’ introduced 3Feb2022

Received today (Feb 3, 2022) from forestrtrymapsATnovascotia.ca together with the latest list of new announcements: “The Harvest Plans Map Viewer is receiving an update to its legend that aligns with the Department’s continued work towards implementation of the Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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JD Irving looking for Forest Products Truck Driver (Class 1) 25Jan2022

“J.D. Irving, Limited, NS Woodlands Division is currently seeking candidates for Forest Products Truck Driver (Class 1) . Operations will take place within Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Forest Products Truck Driver will be expected to operate the Truck in … Continue reading

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On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 1. Google Earth and Global Forest Watch images reveal extent of clearcutting in the vicinity 23Jan2022

Exploration of the circumstances surrounding the decision to log AP068499 Beals Meadow raises more questions than answers. NRR could provide at least some of the answers. Currently there is a stand-off between the Nova Scotia Government/NS Dept of Natural Resources … Continue reading

Posted in Acadian Forest, Conservation, Ind Rev Post-Report, Landscape Level Planning, Natural Resources & Renewables, Show Us the Science, Tree Harvests, Wabanaki Forest, Wildlife | Comments Off on On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 1. Google Earth and Global Forest Watch images reveal extent of clearcutting in the vicinity 23Jan2022

Nova Scotia FSC (Forestry Sector Council) seeking Committee Members 22 Jan 2022

 The Forestry Sector Council posted this notice  on linkedin.com: Are you interested in serving the forestry industry in developing its workforce in Nova Scotia? We are seeking subject matter experts to serve on the following Advisory Committees: – Workforce (labour/human … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forest Sector Council offers training to address shortage in skilled forestry machine operators 13Jan2022

The Forest Sector Council of Nova Scotia is seeking candidates to participate in its Forestry Machine Operator Training Program. The forestry machine operator training program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as mechanized forest equipment operators. The specialized nature … Continue reading

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Up to date forestry employment numbers for Nova Scotia 22Dec2021

A reader of NSFN forwarded some stats and some thoughts  about  the future of the forest industry, writing as one who comes from a family directly involved in forestry for three generations. He arrives at a painful conclusion: “I sometimes … Continue reading

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Individual Tree Selection the major prescription type in latest Nova Scotia Crown land harvest plan 15Jul2021

In the latest announcement, the percentage of the land area identified for Individual Tree Selection (All Age Management) jumped from generally 0% and consistently less than 10% to 55% Date Total Area Individual Tree Selection July 15, 2021** 605 ha … Continue reading

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