Category Archives: Wildlife

Sue Skipton on The Bears of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia 5July2019

Sue Skipton urges us to rethink how we perceive and live with these “human critters” in Nova Scotia UPDATE: View Bear Necessities – Living with the bears no hardship for animal-loving West Dalhousie woman By Lawrence Powell for the Annapolis … Continue reading

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Variety of summer student/seasonal field jobs available via L&F, other gov agencies 20Mar2019

UPDATE Mar 27, 2019, another position: Summer Student (Land Survey Resource Worker) Apply By: 4/10/2019 Lands and Forestry “As a Land Survey Resource Worker with Lands and Forestry, you will assist us with our ongoing program to coordinate existing Crown … Continue reading

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Crown land forest harvest proposed for Hardwood Hill (Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia) nixed

It’s been a rare occurrence that a proposed harvest is completely withdrawn, but here’s one to celebrate; unfortunately it was followed almost immediately by another proposed harvest likely to cause a lot of stress As announced on Annapolis Royal & … Continue reading

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New manager of biodiversity for the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry downplays significance of clearcutting for biodiversity losses

Early in the year, I attended the first stakeholder meeting held by DNR (now L&F) for the new Biodiversity Act (still to be hatched) as a rep for Nature Nova Scotia. The potential areas for Regulation Development were listed as … Continue reading

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An eloquent appeal to save Hardwood Hill in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Co.

A letter from an Annapolis Co. resident appealing to the Premier and others to reject or greatly modify proposed  Crown land tree harvests on Hardwood Hill has been circulating in social media. It is as eloquent a statement of how Nova Scotians … Continue reading

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Biodiverse Southwest Nova Scotia at Risk

Given the Lahey Report & Recommendations, why are we still making harvest decisions on Crown lands based on a narrow spectrum of highly specialized information that few can critique and on a process that has essentially been discredited? UPDATE Jan … Continue reading

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Frustration in registering concerns about cuts into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan

Small additions made Oct 1, 2018 New comment added Oct 2, 2018 Comments on WWNS added Oct 2, 2018 Shades of issues surrounding the Loon Lake area cuts of Old Growth earlier this year A gentleman who wishes to be named … Continue reading

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Concerns expressed about cutting into a deer wintering area on Crown land in Upper Vaughan

So… The Review is in. If the recommendations are adopted, this sort of practice would likely end. View Update from Markus Kehoe/WWNS, Sep 13, 2018 ———– From a post  on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (Facebook page): Time to circle … Continue reading

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July 28-30 workshop at HLC, Nova Scotia: Woodlot management as if biodiversity mattered

“Join three champions of intelligent forestry – author Jamie Simpson (“Restoring the Acadian Forest”), forest ecologist Donna Crossland, and forest carbon sequestration pioneer Dale Prest, for a weekend addressing the many ways forests benefit society – while absorbing practical knowledge … Continue reading

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MTRI hosting biodiversity workshop Fri July 14, 2017, Keji BioBlitz follows on 15th and 16th

Events over 3 days hosted by MTRI and Kejimkujik National Park in SW Nova Scotia provide a great opportunity for people to learn more about and share their knowledge about the plants and animals around us. MTRI, the Mersey Tobeatic … Continue reading

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