Category Archives: Wildlife

Nova Scotia forests & forestry: birds, mosses and biophilia

As well as in op-eds and letters to the editor, more voices expressing concern about the state of Nova Scotia forests or simply a love of the Acadian forest are appearing in the social media. A few that I have … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 5, 2017: Council of Canadians Panel #2: Clearcutting – What’s Happening to Our NS Forests?

UPDATE: Meeting postponed because of weather, to April 2, 2017. See Events From Facebook Page: A Panel Discussion followed by Q & A on Clearcutting: The Impact on Forest Ecology & Climate Change 2 p.m. at Inverness Volunteer Fire Hall, … Continue reading

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Bob Bancroft talks about Firewood, Wildlife and the Well Managed Forest on Saturday Jan 21, 2017

Bob Bancroft, well known advocate for wildlife in Nova Scotia and outspoken critic of industrial forestry practices in the Maritimes will be giving this talk at the Tantallon Library, Tantallon, Nova Scotia at 2 pm on Saturday January 21, 2017. … Continue reading

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Protecting Nova Scotia’s true boreal forest

True boreal forest in Nova Scotia is special; “borealized” Acadian forest is not. We go to great efforts in Nova Scotia to “borealize” our native mixed Acadian forest by clearcutting on short rotations and use of herbicide to create even-aged, … Continue reading

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A welcome change in NSDNR bureaucracy

A Press Release on Nov 30, 2016 announced several changes to deputy-level assignments including positions at NSDNR effective Dec 12, 2016. Julie Towers becomes deputy minister at NSDNR. She is currently CEO of Aboriginal Affairs and CEO of Immigrations and … Continue reading

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