Category Archives: Wabanaki Forest

“60% of the Last Hope forest is now completely off-limits to cutting” 21Jun2022

UPDATE – June 29, 2022 Update journalist Linda Pannozzo received from the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables last week – go to the bottom of this post for a cc. – Protesters pack up with a win after camping … Continue reading

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Our Wabanaki Forest 21Jun2022

Today, June 21, 2022, we in the northern hemisphere celebrate the summer solstice, as our ancestors have done since prehistoric times. It is also Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day: In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June … Continue reading

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On logging of Nova Scotia Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow : 3. The Depleted Soils 19Jun2022

At the very least, soil samples should be taken at AP068499 Beals Meadow (and other sites on depleted soils the Ecological Matrix being considered for harvest) to assess the current state of the soils… If there are no signs of … Continue reading

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A suite of Nova Scotia Forest & Forestry related presentations 16Jun2022

A suite of Youtube videos of presentations related to Nova Scotia’s forests and forestry given at several recent annual meetings has appeared on Youtube recently. They cover a wide range of topics and perspectives. 1. Videos from 2022 Central Woodland … Continue reading

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Why we need to set clear goals for conservation of Old Forest – not just Old Growth – in Nova Scotia 8Jun2022

SUMMARY Big Forestry in Nova Scotia, the forestry folks in the Nova Scotia government and the federal forestry folks in Canada like to point out that  there has been very little deforestation in Nova Scotia and in Canada at large, and consequently … Continue reading

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Changes in the Forest Development Class Layer on Nova Scotia Provincial Landscape Viewer 7Jun2022

Some time after 2019, the Early Mature and Late Mature categories were collapsed into one category (Mature); it’s not clear whether mature forest so labelled can be considered ‘Old Forest’ (forest 80 years and older). Given the clear evidence we … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Family Forest Network seeking Supervising Forest Professional and Network Manager 15May2022

“The Family Forest Network is a collaboration among 11 charitable, non-profit and co-operative organizations that seek to promote ecologically sensitive forest management on small, privately owned woodlands in Nova Scotia. The partners will conduct a five-year, $10.6 million project that … Continue reading

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What the Last Hope forest encampment in Nova Scotia is all about: In depth with Nina Newington on Talking Radical Radio 8May2022

The Nova Scotia government announced recently that a key component in the implementation of Ecological Forestry on Crown lands – the use of the SGEM, a manual that prescribes how forestry is to be conducted on the ‘Ecological Matrix – … Continue reading

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High profile scientific paper highlights effects of forest degradation in Canadian maritimes on bird habitat and population declines 29Apr2022

View: Forest degradation drives widespread avian habitat and population declines by Matthew G. Betts et all, 2022 in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The full text is publicly available. Also view 2022 Bird Study for highlights and Press Reports which include an interview with … Continue reading

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On Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe in Nova Scotia 30Mar2022

Retired DNR pest and GIS specialist Bob Guscott has had  an “obsession” with Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe for many years. He recently shared his wealth of knowledge about this early flowering Nova Scotia plant in a presentation to the Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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