Category Archives: Watersheds

Siltation, sawmills and salmon on the Medway

Could the return of salmon to our rivers be a unifying goal for all Nova Scotians; and the return itself the principal criterion for sustainable management of whole watersheds (including the forests)? CBC News reports that a fishing guide has … Continue reading

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Lessons from New Hampshire: clearcutting on acidified soil reduces sugar maple regeneration, favours beech

And in Nova Scotia, after the feller bunchers have gone, and with them, the sugar maple and the birds nests and the salamander habitat, silence reigns supreme, especially the silence from NSDNR on the subject of forest soil nutrient deficits … Continue reading

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New Brunswick co. a leader in new forest assessment technology

This item on a news feed caught my eye: Fredericton’s Leading Edge Geomatics Ready for Takeoff With New Investment (by Cherise Letson in huddle.today, Nov 20, 2017). …The three men had worked in geomatics in Afghanistan and they knew those … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia protects significant older forest stands and an important corridor

With these latest additions, the total area protected is 12.4% of Nova Scotia’s land area. In March of 2017, Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas (a section of Nova Scotia Environment) designated two new Wilderness Areas and expansion of another … Continue reading

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What’s good for salmon is good for trees in Nova Scotia…and v. versa!

For the sake of the forests and salmon, it’s time for NSDNR/Westfor to heed the science and put the brakes on clearcutting in SW Nova Scotia. I was pleased to read in the Dec 2016 issue of Rural Delivery that … Continue reading

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