Category Archives: Conservation

Could Nova Scotia-produced Mass Timber reduce our housing shortage AND save our Old Forests? 7Jan2024

The first Mass Timber manufacturing facility east of Quebec is due to begin production in Hants Co., N.S. in 2026 and could supply as much as 1/4 of the housing supply in NS by the end the decade.  Can it … Continue reading

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Halifax Councillor requests staff report on plan to address Hemlock Wooly Adelgid threat to Eastern Hemlock in HRM 13Nov2023

——- UPDATE Nov 16, 2023: Councillor Morse was asked to include Sandy Lake and Sackville Lake Parks in the mention of Hemlock in HRM; she agreed, the motion passed unanimously. ——- Presence of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, aka the “Hemlock Vampires” … Continue reading

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Sunday Oct 22, 2023: Chebucto Moose Field Meeting

Details & Registration Here

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Call for “Hemlock Heroes” in Nova Scotia 15Jun2023

“Hemlock Heroes are trained citizens who volunteer to help save tall, dark hemlock forest ecosystems. Becoming a Hemlock Hero enables you to participate in a great cause to conserve some of the finest old growth forests in the province [Nova … Continue reading

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Forest fires rage in Nova Scotia, Premier bans forest activities, but not those of forestry 1Jun2023

In Nova Scotia, forestry operations are not  required to pause during nesting season, or even to reduce the risk of igniting a fire during the worst fire season ever. ——– UPDATE June 4, 2023: A  significant rain break beginning late … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change looking for HWA-OGF Coordinator 9May2023

Extracts from the Advert on ca.indeed.com Competition # : 39024 Department: Environment and Climate Change Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Term Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG Closing Date: 5/17/2023 Salary Range: $2,074.62 – $3,215.50 Bi-Weekly

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Some Ecological Landscape Analysis & Other Updates from Nova Scotia Natural Resources & Renewables 24Apr2023

A new interactive map  – the Ecological Landscape Analysis Report Finder – conveys a lot of useful information. An updated  Forest Development Stage Layer on the Provincial Landscape Viewer appeared to introduce some significant errors for a site I have … Continue reading

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Soils, Restoring Forests on Abandoned Farmland, Invasive Plants, Agroforestry, & the Forest Triad in SW Nova Scotia 15Apr2023

Soils, Restoring Forests on Abandoned Farmland, Invasive Plants, Agroforestry, & the Forest Triad are amongst  a range of topics covered in the latest issue of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Newsletter. I think most of us are aware that SW … Continue reading

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Nina Newington on Citizen Science and the hold on harvesting at Goldsmith Lake 10Mar2023

Nina Newington, writing on Extinction Rebellion Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia (public FB group), Mar 9, 2023: “Citizen scientists working to protect the forest around Goldsmith Lake got some good news last week and some excellent media coverage this week: thanks … Continue reading

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Why was the Port Hawkesbury Paper FULA not preceded by an EA or equivalent process?11Feb2023

Application of EA or EA type of process to FULAs (Forest Utilization License Agreement) was seen by Prof Lahey as a critical “to bring transparency and accountability to the [planning] process and to mitigate the concerns about how DNR internally … Continue reading

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