From notice received via indeed.com:
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WestFor Management Inc.
POSITION: General Manger
LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Salaried.
LOCATION: Western Nova Scotia – WestFor Management Inc. is based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and conducts forestmanagement and operations across the western 9 counties of the province.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: March 21st, 2021 Continue reading
UPDATE Feb 27, 2021: About golf courses in protected areas (“A legacy of the past”)
Iain Rankin, sworn in an Premier on Tuesday Feb 23rd was interviewed on CBC’s Information Morning the next day.
For the record, an ‘abbreviated transcript’ of the section when he was asked first about implementation of the Lahey Report and then about Owl’s Head (3:17 to 6:38) is given below.
CBC: Will the Lahey report be implemented before the next election? Continue reading
From News 95.7: “The Rick Howe Show with Jordi Morgan – Monday, February 22, 2021 Iain Rankin has vowed to bring the Lahey report into action this year. We talk about it with author of the report Bill Lahey.”
An Abbreviated Transcript* follows:
Jordi Morgan: Iain Rankin was the Minister of Lands and Forestry and said at the time he was in favour of fully implementing the Lahey Report….written by William Lahey… WL joins us this am.
JM: …Has it been a little disheartening to you that the recommendations.. have yet to be implemented?
WL: I would describe it as discouraging. There has been much good policy and planning work that has been done but we are past the point and we should be seeing actual changes on the landscape in how forestry is conducted particularly on Crown land. I am enthusiastic that the Premier designate made it a high profile part of his platform and I am encouraged and excited by the prospect now of action starting at a much faster pace. Continue reading
Nina’s comments are another example of Nova Scotians taking the time to carefully examine proposed changes in forest management on our Crown lands in response to the Lahey Report and to offer thoughtful, constructive suggestions on how to improve them. The words also say, “We Care”, Please Listen to Us”.
Thank you, again, NN
Posted today on Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia (Public Facebook Group):
Comment on the revised Silvicultural Guides for the Ecological Matrix – February 14, 2021
The overarching priority
The Government of Nova Scotia has accepted the Lahey Report and has committed to implementing its recommendations. Specifically, the Government of Nova Scotia has stated that:
- “Government accepts Professor Lahey’s Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia and agrees with the spirit and intent of his recommendations.”
- “The key to Professor Lahey’s report is the adoption of a new paradigm — ecological forestry”.
- “Nova Scotia will protect and enhance ecosystems and biodiversity as the overarching policy priority, as they are the foundation for other values”.
- “Nova Scotia’s forest policies and operational decision making will be guided by the practice of ecological forestry through a triad model. This will represent a significant change in the way Nova Scotia’s forest will be managed and will require modelling for habitat and wood supply”.
The triad model points to three different approaches to different areas of Crown land: Continue reading