Category Archives: Tree Harvests

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

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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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Rankin Government: “No plans to bring an interim moratorium while they work on implementing Lahey” – CBC 17Mar2021

UPDATES – Why we need a clearcutting moratorium – a brief history lesson David Patriquin in the Nova Scotia Advocate, Apr 4, 2021 Forest Nova Scotia & the 6 to 1 Fillmore Slam Dunk (video) The Naturalist, Apr 2, 2021 … Continue reading

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Medway Community Forest Co-op posts detailed plans for its proposed harvests/management of Crown land blocks 31Aug2020

Complete with photographs and detailed maps. View Harvest Blocks Open for Comment – August 2020 I guess the question could be asked, why is such info not routinely made available for all proposed harvests of our Crown lands, paid for … Continue reading

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Petition launched to “Protect birds from being destroyed during nesting season” in Canada quickly reaches 1000 signatures 7Jun2020

June 18 am, 2020 : 5,232 have signed on A petition launched by Bev Wigney of the public Facebook group Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology just before noon on June 6, 2020, to “Protect birds from being … Continue reading

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Update on Nova Scotia Crown land logging licenses 8Oct2019

I appreciate the quick response of L&F to my inquiry about license renewals. I have to wonder, though, why such info is not routinely made available on the web page for the Forest Harvest Allocation Maps – along with the … Continue reading

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