Events

To keep track of upcoming forestry-related events of all sorts, see www.rurallife.ca/events/.
Selected events are highlighted below.

woodlandMonday, March 27, 2017: Nature’s Symbiotic Symphony
Presentation by Norris Whiston to NS Wild Flora Society. All welcome.
NS Museum of Natural History, Summer Street, Halifax 7:30 p.m. (Enter by Parking Lot entrance.)

Earth came with all the essential elements needed to foster life, but – it has taken a very long time and many biological transformations to make those elements into useable elements to foster the Earth’s current wealth of biodiversity. This presentation will cover a portion of the changes to Earth’s atmosphere, soils, and waters that have allowed our present life forms to exist. The presentation will also give some of the various roles many flora and fauna play in ecosystems and the effects of current human activities on those ecosystems.
View NSWFS for more details


Sunday, April 2 , 2017 (Moved from March 5, 2017): Clearcutting: The Impact on Forest Ecology & Climate Change
Panel Discussion followed by Q & A

2pm at Inverness Volunteer Fire Hall (Route 19), Central Avenue, Inverness, NS
Tea & Coffee Served
Everyone Welcome

Panellists:
Albert Marshall is a Mi’kmaq elder from Eskasoni who has a long history of activism in the protection of Mother Earth. Albert and his wife Murdena developed the concept of Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed Seeing, and founded the Integrative Science programme at Cape Breton University based on this philosophy of combining Mi’kmaq and Western scientific knowledge. Albert is the recipient of an Honourary Doctorate from Cape Breton University.

Bob Bancroft is the president of Nature Nova Scotia, former Regional Biologist for Eastern Nova Scotia, and operator of a wildlife/forestry consultancy. He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame in 2013.

Carrie-Ellen Gabriel is a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University’s Earth Sciences department. The focus of her research examines the destabilization of soil organic matter in the characteristic soils of the Acadian forest in response to forest harvesting, as well as the effects on carbon storage.

April 22, 2017: Medway Community Forest AGM

“Join us for our 2017 AGM and Conference on April 22 from 10-3 in the North Queens Business Hub in Caledonia at the rear of the firehall building. The conference portion of the meeting will take place in the morning and will be open to the public, and lunch will be provided for all attendees. We will be featuring speakers in the morning that will be touching on topics including the Seven Mile Lake Fire, non-timber forest products, new business opportunities in the MCFC and the future of the pilot project from the perspective of DNR. Our regular AGM for members will be held from 1-3.” North Queens Business Hub
9793 Highway 8 Caledonia, Nova Scotia B0T1B0 More details

May 4, 2017. Part 5 in the Cap and Trade, Panel Series: Resource Economies
Sponsored by EAC. “A panel series on developing Nova Scotia’s cap-and-trade system
Nova Scotia will implement a cap-and trade system in 2018. Join moderator, Dr. Meinhard Doelle, and panelists for a series of six free panel events on developing Nova Scotia’s cap-and-trade system.” Part 5 will be in Wolfville, place TBA.



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