Category Archives: Variable Retention

“When is a Clearcut still a Clearcut?” in Nova Scotia 26Feb2019

Posted Feb 26, 2019 Modified Feb 27, 2019 It appears that L&F selected parameters for its Variable Retention Harvests to emphasize harvesting over ecological values. The Interim Retention Guidelines document that L&F released as a key component of its initial … Continue reading

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Evidently, Nova Scotia L&F considers adherence to the Interim Retention Guidelines as equivalent to Not Clearcutting 25Feb2019

Variable Retention is L&F’s new way of describing clearcuts, sometimes. Overstory Removal is another. At least in the Interim. In a post on Feb 20, 2019 – Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is – I noted … Continue reading

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Recent changes (Jan 30 & Feb 20, 2019) in Harvest Plan Map Viewer increase concerns about clearcutting in Nova Scotia

And some comments on Social Media from Minister Rankin raise more questions about what’s going on at L&F. “Nova Scotians want and expect an open and transparent process when it comes to the management of Crown lands,” said Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F “eliminates clearcutting” – the word that is

UPDATE feb 28, 2019: L&F responds to questions On Feb 11, 2019, Shelly Hipson, one of the more active of the many Nova Scotians now keeping an eye on those elected and appointed officials who are supposed to keep an … Continue reading

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