Category Archives: Wildlife

On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 1. Google Earth and Global Forest Watch images reveal extent of clearcutting in the vicinity 23Jan2022

Exploration of the circumstances surrounding the decision to log AP068499 Beals Meadow raises more questions than answers. NRR could provide at least some of the answers. Currently there is a stand-off between the Nova Scotia Government/NS Dept of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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2021 Mainland Moose Recovery Plan excludes Chebucto Peninsula from areas of Core Habitat management 5Jan2021

Summary Summary Historically moose in the the Bowater-Mersey St. Margarets Bay lands  were considered contiguous with the population on the Chebucto Peninsula  and  together formed  one of the four Core Population Areas recognized in 2012. The 2021 Mainland Moose Recovery … Continue reading

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NatureNS asks Nova Scotians to support the new Mainland Moose Recovery Plan 5Jan2021

NatureNS’s endorsement of the plan is significant as Nature NS has been highly critical of L&F’s management of the Mainland Moose and was one of three naturalist groups that took the province to court over this issue  in 2019 – … Continue reading

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It is Christmas Eve and bitterly cold at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor encampment 24Dec2021

Thank you, Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia and all of the folks at the Last Hope Wildlife Corridor Encampment and helping to maintain it for giving many of us in Mi’kma’ki hope on this Christmas Eve that we can … Continue reading

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Comments on the draft Nova Scotia Old Growth Forest Policy: Annapolis Ecology Group founder Bev Wigney 7Dec2021

Received from Bev Wigney, this a.m. My comments: 1.) Determination of, protection of, and oversight of Old Growth Forest stands should be removed from the control of the Dept of Natural Resources and Renewables and moved to the control of … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forestry Maps Issues…continued 14Jul2021

On a naturalist’s ongoing effort to alert Forestry Maps to the presence of a Species-at-Risk at a proposed Crown land logging site UPDATE: News brief: Province continues to ignore AG recommendations on endangered species By Brooklyn Connolly in NS Advocate … Continue reading

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Nina Newington Notes from Court #2 — the Illusion of Consent, February 5th, 2021

Nina Newington’s post on Extinction rebellion Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Page) today: “Background: I spent the day in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on January 26th, observing WestFor’s application to extend the temporary injunction they were granted in December against … Continue reading

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Mike Lancaster’s thoughtful words about the Westfor video defending their forestry practices/moose management 31Jan2021

Following their day in court on Jan 26, 2021 to argue their case for “continuance of a court order against protesters who have been trying to stop clear cutting in public forests” (CBC, Jan 26, 2021), WestFor posted a video … Continue reading

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A question to the Nova Scotia Liberal Leadership Candidates: How do you plan to align Nova Scotia with the federal Liberal Government’s commitment to 30% Protected Area by 2030? 2Jan 2021

To Randy Delorey, Labi Kousoulis and Iain Rankin, Nova Scotia MLAs and Candidates for leadership of NS Liberal party/Premier of Nova Scotia, to be elected  on February 6, 2021 : I ask you to give some serious thought to this … Continue reading

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39 years ago Digby East Fish and Game petitioned Nova Scotia Government not to build roads into moose lands now accessed by WestFor 15Dec2020

A document that sat “in a filing cabinet for almost 40 years” has come to light recently, and reveals the historic concern about protecting mainland moose and more broadly, our “last interior wilderness” in SW Nova Scotia. View post by … Continue reading

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