There is much more going on than I am able to catch and post. To keep track of upcoming forestry-related events of all sorts, see www.rurallife.ca/events/.
A few of them are highlighted below.
– Thurs Oct 19, 2017: Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition to hold a “Forest Funeral”As announced on the Forest Funeral Events Facebook page:
You are invited to mourn our forest losses with citizens from across the province.
Please come to pay your respects to the once great Acadian Forest.
An ‘open casket’ of tiny ‘logs’ will be followed by a procession of wildlife that have died through drastic losses of habitat. Pall bearers and forest mourners will walk from Grand Parade Square to the funeral ceremony at Province House. From there, the bodies will be carried to the very origin of forest mismanagement, the NS DNR office on Hollis Street.
– On Oct. 21, 2017: Nova Scotia storyteller and local historian, Mike Parker, will be in Caledonia at the North Queens Business Hub giving a talk entitled Nebooktook – In the Woods. View Queens Co. Advance “The hub invites anyone and everyone to come and enjoy the story of Nova Scotia’s forest with Mike Parker on Oct. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at 9793 Highway 8, Caledonia. The event is free, but it is suggested that people RSVP through email or the Facebook event so organizers can ensure there is enough seating.”
– Dec 4, 2017: Donna Crossland: A “clear cut” Perspective About “science-based” Forest Management in NS
Location: Acadia University, KC Irving Centre Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Donna Crossland
Forest Ecologist, Resource Conservation Officer II
Kejimkujik National Park (Parks Canada)
Title: A “clear cut” Perspective About “science-based” Forest Management in NS
Over two decades, Nova Scotia’s forests are extensively clearcut. Is forest management really “science-based”? Does scientific guidance negate the need to reduce clearcutting by 50%? Satellite images reveal forest cover loss. Ecologically, impacts from forest management practices are far-reaching, even severe. NS’s soil nutrient levels are among the poorest in North America and cannot sustain these practices. The result? Displaced & homeless wildlife and rare native forests. We’re surpassing ecological limits toward ecological collapse.