Category Archives: Tree Harvests

Reassurance that our forest industry is valuable, diverse and sustainable

In an Op-ed titled “A contractor’s perspective on forestry”, Calvin Archibald, president of Next Generation Forest Management Ltd. argues that while forestry in Nova Scotia is high risk (“We have been a supplier to StoraEnso, Julimar, MacTara and New Page, … Continue reading

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Digby area foresters look to Finland to address issues in NS forestry

A small group of foresters from the Digby area including Harold Alexander “who has worked the woods in Digby County for more than 30 years, and four other will travel to Finland. The group will attempt to learn why that … Continue reading

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Dubious claim: forest harvests in Nova Scotia are aligned with nature-based requirements

“We have now developed tools that ensure that all harvest treatments are aligned with the nature-based requirements of Nova Scotia’s lands.” – Statement under Goal 13 in the Five-year Progress Report on the 2011-2020 Natural Resources Strategy released Aug 16, … Continue reading

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EAC: Government kills key forestry commitments

A document released by the Ecology Action Centre documents key steps backwards in the Nova Scotia government’s commitments to the 2011-2012 Natural Resources Strategy for forestry as expressed in the 5-year update released 2 days ago. “The update indicated that … Continue reading

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All is well, apparently, with Forest Biomass & Forest Harvesting in NS

NS Energy Minister Michel Samson reassured Peter Ritchie recently that “We recognize that the science around forest biomass carbon accounting is evolving” and that “harvest of primary forest products for all uses from Nova Scotia… remains within sustainable harvesting levels” … Continue reading

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National Forestry Database: 88% of NS forest cuts in 2014 were clearcuts

“The National Forestry Database is Canada’s Compendium of Forestry Statistics, serving as our national source of credible, accurate, and reliable forestry statistics.” – from their home page: http://nfdp.ccfm.org/index_e.php On the menu along the left side of the page you need … Continue reading

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