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Is Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry recycling proposed Crown land harvests that were previously rejected? 4May2021

From Bev Wigney To Forestry Maps, May 4, 2021: Why are these parcels (#AP068726 and #AP0998) up for approval again? These parcels were removed in 2014 after the community of Annapolis Royal spent several months having them removed – although … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government seeks “Corporate Strategist” to join Clean Growth Division of Energy & Mines for one year 1May2021

From the posting on https://jobs.novascotia.ca/ Competition # : 30112 Department: Energy and Mines Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Term Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG Closing Date: 5/12/2021

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Nova Scotia Premier Rankin off-base on Protected Area stats 25Apr2021

Said Rankin “Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land than other jurisdictions in Canada”. According to federal 2020 stats, we trail Alberta, British Columbia, NWT and Quebec. According to Premier Rankin, Nova Scotia has protected more provincial Crown land … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Earth Day 22Apr2021

For a while, this scene has been in my mind, but especially today. I like to spend some time at this site at Nova Scotia’s Five Islands Provincial Park at least once a year. It is surely one of the … Continue reading

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Finally, word of a Progress Report from Prof. Lahey on Nova Scotia’s effort to shift to ecological forestry 14Apr2021

The report was scheduled initially for spring of 2020; one might say ‘Better Late than Never’, but in this case that will depend very much on the content of Prof. Lahey’s Progress Report and on whether Forest NS and allies … Continue reading

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What’s the earliest flowering native plant in Nova Scotia? The quest continues 6Apr2021

In an effort to answer the question, Bob Guscott went to the one place where he could find the two candidates – Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe and Skunk Cabbage – close together

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Highlighting: “Migrant Songs Of Spring” 5Apr2021

Migrant Songs Of Spring Article by Scott Leslie in the current issue (April/May 2021) of Saltscapes Magazine, available as a sample. He describes with photos and text the “beautiful vagabonds” singing their songs as they rejoice in another Atlantic Spring, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Forest Notes taking a break 25 Mar 2021

‘I expect NSFN to re-emerge with a different focus. ‘Dunno when. For the time being, the current content (June 21, 2016 to Mar 25, 2021)  will remain posted; it  is also  archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Mar 29, … Continue reading

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Five Big Victories of Big Forestry versus the ‘Biodiversity Lobby’ in Nova Scotia, one pending 25Mar2021

Big Forestry has managed to get a taboo on regulating just about anything on private lands in Nova Scotia and to continue to get what it wants from our Crown (public) lands while degrading their ecological and social value. It … Continue reading

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Rankin Government: “No plans to bring an interim moratorium while they work on implementing Lahey” – CBC 17Mar2021

UPDATES – Why we need a clearcutting moratorium – a brief history lesson David Patriquin in the Nova Scotia Advocate, Apr 4, 2021 Forest Nova Scotia & the 6 to 1 Fillmore Slam Dunk (video) The Naturalist, Apr 2, 2021 … Continue reading

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