On NRR’s Ecological Forestry Page (Dec 10, 2021)
To develop a proposed regulatory framework, for government’s consideration, to review Crown land forest stewardship plans by applicable Crown forest agreement holders either as a Class II environmental Assessment (EA) under the Environment Act or in a process that is similar to the Class II process.
Progress to date:
View these comments on NSFN:
To date, it’s a sleeper.
Comment: This EA process has flown well under the radar of most Nova Scotians. It will be used, presumably, to do a one time EA on 10 year FULA agreements, with the objective of reducing the bureaucratic burden on L&F from public consultations as they occur now, harvest by harvest. It has been very difficult to find anything more about it, but L&F has been talking about it with, and releasing draft materials to, its industrial partners. View
– Draft Nova Scotia Forestry EA Process surfaces 21May2021
– Biodiversity Landscape Planning for Nova Scotia is being developed as part of the L&F Environmental Assessment Project 16Jun2020
– 20-year Forest Stewardship Guide. Page on NSFN
– An assessment of Nova Scotia L&F’s progress in implementing Ecological Forestry in response to the Lahey Report, Part 3: The Project Muddle 8Sep2020