Environment Media release

PSA: Blockade to stop clearcutting mainland moose habitat!

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Oct 22 at 6 AM UTC-03 – Oct 23 at 5 AM UTC-03

New France, Digby County, Nova Scotia

Public · Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia

STOP CLEAR-CUTTING! Protect Mainland Moose Species at Risk! The Supreme court has ordered NS government they must protect, but they order clear cuts anyway.

TO HELP: we want campers, visitors. please contact

Debbie , 902 665 2355, cell 902 840 0481, She’ll organize reinforcements.


the new Minister of Lands and Forests, Derek Mombourquette Mindnr@novascotia.ca

(902) 424-5935

Cc Stephen McNeil Premier@novascotia.ca

(902) 424-6600

Gordon Wilson Minister.Environment@novascotia.ca

(902) 424-3600

plus your MLA (find yours here:


and contact info here:


and the leader of the opposition,

Tim Houston:

pictoueastamanda@gmail.com, (902) 424-2731

and the Auditor General, Terry.Spicer@novascotia.ca, (902) 424-5907

And please, do it right away. We need to stop this madness now.


Acting on information received this morning that Irving forestry crews from New Brunswick are in transit to crown land in New France, Digby County, Extinction Rebellion forest protectors are currently blocking access to the cut area.

It has been reported that having finished cutting their Northern Pulp allocations in Cumberland and Colchester Counties, that Irving is preparing to begin cuts, that if not this year, will within a year or two, become clear-cuts, near New France.

This area, northeast of what was once Electric City, was visited by Information Morning’s CBC reporter, Phlis McGregor, on Monday when local, life-long resident, Richard Amero showed her tracks of the endangered Mainland Moose and described past sightings.

Federal and provincial wildlife officers also possess evidence of Mainland Moose presence in this area.

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Brothers found the province negligent in honouring their legal obligations to species at risk, identifying Mainland Moose as just one of the sample species needing protection, in May 2020.

This came because of legal actions brought forward by biologist Bob Bancroft and applicants.

Therefore, Extinction Rebellion is seeking assurances from the provincial government that all approvals for harvesting on Crown Land adjoining the Tobeatic Wilderness between Fourth Lake and the Napier River be CANCELLED immediately until biologists can conduct the necessary research.

QUOTE FROM THE XR FOREST PROTECTORS: “We are camped out on a big new logging road near Rocky Point Lake to stop the Clearcutting of forests where mainland moose live.

They are an endangered species our government is failing to protect –


Clearcutting is madness during a climate and ecological emergency.

Enough is ENOUGH.“