Category Archives: Wildlife

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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Bev Wigney on “Moose Patches” 12Mar2022

“MOOSE PATCHES: Second** in my series of sketches about Forest concerns. Did you know that harvesting of forests on Crown lands in what are referred to as “Significant Mainland Moose Concentration Areas” is permitted so long as small “Moose retention … Continue reading

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Daniel Baker on the Enchanted Waters of Beals Brook, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia 7Feb2022

Daniel posted this photo and prose on Annapolis Royal Environment and Ecology FB Page and gave me permission to post it also on NSFN (click on photo for larger version): Enchanted Waters Beyond the braided forest, Lies a secret hidden … Continue reading

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On logging of Crown land parcel AP068499 Beals Meadow, Nova Scotia: 2. Highgrading at the Landscape Level 27Jan2022

“Logging the Best and Leaving the Rest” is occurring on the Crown lands all over the province including the area of AP068499 Beals Meadow. It is “Highgrading at the Landscape Level” CONTENTS – Background – What is “Highgrading”? – Highgrading … Continue reading

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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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