Category Archives: Tree Harvests

Bev Wigney On Forest Roads in Nova Scotia 29May2019

Bev Wigney is an Annapolis area naturalist concerned about the state of our forests. She posted this ‘Sunday morning rant’ on Forest Roads on the Facebook page for Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology, a public Facebook group, … Continue reading

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L&F looking for Resource Specialist for the Crown land IRM planning process and wood supply forecasts 2Apr2019

From jobs.novascotia.ca Resource Specialist Date: Apr 1, 2019 Apply By: 4/15/2019 Lands and Forestry Resource Specialist, Permanent, TRURO “As the Resource Specialist, you are part of a multi-disciplinary Integrated Resource Management (IRM) natural resource/land use planning team. Using your unique … Continue reading

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Marcus Zwicker: Managed forests sequester more carbon than unmanaged forests

Some do, some don’t; the statement is unlikely to apply to current management of the forests of Nova Scotia In a post on Marcus Zwicker’s Facebook page, the WestFor General Manager presented the diagram below, with the comment “Managed forests … Continue reading

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March 12-13, 2019: Forested Wetlands in Atlantic Canada Concluding Project Workshop

Info about the workshop as received: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Room 303, Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave. Oral and poster presentations on Tuesday March 12, 9:30-18:30 Discussion and synthesis on Wednesday March 13, 9:00-12:30 Project partners and other … Continue reading

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If an Old Growth stand in Nova Scotia blows down, is it still Old Growth?

My answer, Yes, if the blowdown is not removed (e.g. as a salvage harvest) Posted Feb 4, 2019 Minor modifications Feb 6, 2019 The reasoning It seems that it┬áhas been quite normal to have periodic blowdown of smaller to larger … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps removing “harvest plans that are no longer open to comments”

Given the inept timing – following public protest about HPMV notifications – one has to wonder if L&F and NP are contracting the same PR firm Received from Forestry Maps yesterday (bolding mine): Tomorrow, January 31, 2019, the department will … Continue reading

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A WestFor 5 year plan emerges in Shelburne

It was observed on the Shelburne Municipality council chamber wall. Why are such plans not shared with the public at large? UPDATE Jan 7, 2019: Minister Rankin joins the discussion ——- Shelly Hipson has posted, on the Healthy Forests Coalition … Continue reading

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WestFor/Nova Scotia L&F’s 19 meter “Road to Nowhere”

A discovery by the Annapolis Co. Nova Scotia folks that harvesting on Crown lands proposed for harvest had, apparently, already begun, preceded by construction of some pretty massive roads including a 19 meter “Road to Nowhere” -Update Dec 31, 2018: … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Map Viewer folks acknowledge possible Old Growth amongst proposed harvest parcels

Received as a subscriber to the Harvest Plan Map Viewer: referencing these parcels:

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Elmsdale Lumber employee John Casey in CFI’s Top 10 Under 40

View Introducing CFI’s sixth annual Top 10 Under 40 By Canadian Forestry Staff, on www.woodbusiness.ca, oct 3, 2018. Some extracts: ┬áCanadian Forest Industries is proud to be running its sixth consecutive annual issue showcasing the Top 10 forestry leaders under … Continue reading

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