Nova Scotia Environment looking for planner to lead achievement of 20% Protected Areas 8Nov2022

There has been very little info and essentially no public consultation coming from the government through 2022 in regard to fully implementing the Triad system of forest management by the beginning of 2023 (re: commitment stated in item 10c in the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act of Oct 2021, and lots remains to be done (View post July 13, 2022).

A related commitment under item 10 –  (a) the protection of 20% of land and water area by 2030 and (b) a strategy for the same by December 31, 2023 – is highly relevant to implementing the Triad.

The scuttle has been that “nothing is really happening” in regard to new Protected Areas but it seems the pressure is on, with the release of ad for a Planner to play a “leading role in developing and implementing various priorities directed towards legally designating new areas.”  It’s  a Term Position – a sign, I guess, that this government has no plans to go beyond 20% Protection (the national goal is 30%).

From the ad (bolding  inserted):

Planner 1(A)-(B)-2
Province of Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS
$4,028–$6,244 a month
Department: Environment and Climate Change
Location: HALIFAX
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG
Closing Date: 11/18/2022

Reporting to the Manager, Protected Areas & Ecosystems, you will be responsible for leading the provinces’ goal of achieving 20% Protected Areas in Nova Scotia. This will be a leading role in developing and implementing various priorities directed towards legally designating new areas. This includes: developing a plan to reach the 20% goal and then leading the work for final designation of identified areas. The Protected Area Planner works in a team environment with staff from this and other provincial departments. The Protected Area Planner may also interact with industry and non-government partners, community groups, conservation and recreation organizations, and others to advance land protection goals and protected area management.

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RELATED info from NS Environment and Climate Change

Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act – Annual Progress Reporting
The 2022 Progress Report – highlighting the work and accomplishments across the government and various sector
. 2022 Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act – Progress Report (PDF:660k) “The Departments of Natural Resources and Renewables and Environment and Climate Change are working collaboratively to increase the amount of land protected in Nova Scotia by designating the remaining sites from the 2013 Parks and Protected Areas Plan and developing a Protected Areas Strategy. By December 31, 2023, the strategy will be complete.”
. Initiatives Driving Sustainable Prosperity in Nova Scotia and EGCCRA Goals (PDF:447k) “Title: Lands and Forestry.  Story: By 2023, implement an ecological forestry approach for Crown lands, consistent with the recommendations in “An Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia” prepared by William Lahey in 2018, through the triad model of forest management that prioritizes the sustainability of ecosystems and biodiversity in the Province. Also by 2023, identify the percentage allocation of Crown land dedicated to each pillar of the triad model of forest management.”

The heat is on (I guess).


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