Press release: On Friday, 25th September, the NS Department of Environment office responsible for issuing permits for aerial spraying informed us over the telephone that there would be no further aerial spraying of glyphosate in Nova Scotia this fall.
Press release: Members of Stop Spraying and Clear-Cutting Nova Scotia (SSCCNS) will be attending the student-led Climate Strike on Friday, September 25, 2020. On this day of global climate action, SSCCNS would like to highlight the vital role that healthy forests play in fighting climate change. Science shows that forests stabilize our climate by absorbing and storing carbon, which prevents that carbon from further warming our atmosphere. This is a significant consideration in Nova Scotia, where forests cover 75% of our province.
People opposed to aerial spraying of glyphosate are occupying three parcels of forested land on South Mountain in Annapolis County.
Tom Rogers and his wife have been exploring the back roads of Lunenburg County. They were shocked by what they found.
Policy analyst and writer Peter Puxley, speaking at a #WaterNotGold panel in Halifax last Saturday, pushes back on the idea that all rural Nova Scotia can hope for are short term jobs in extractive industries that come at huge environmental costs.
Last week the province issued permits for the spraying of glyphosate on some 938 hectares (2300 acres) in rural Nova Scotia. Affected woodlots are in Hants, Cumberland, Guysborough, Inverness and Colchester Counties.
“Cut … cut … cut,” Carmen Williams says quietly as we drive slowly along a side road in Nova Scotia, indicating the area of almost 400 acres of public land outside of Lockeport, Nova Scotia currently slated for clearcut. Sierra Club Gretchen Fizgerald reflects on a recent birding trip in Southwestern Nova Scotia and the effects of clearcutting on tiny migratory birds and their fledglings.
Media release: A survey of birds in a forest on public land in Southwest Nova Scotia, slated to be clearcut found 31 species, 25 of which are migratory species protected under the Migratory Bird Convention Act. Birds identified included warblers, vireos, thrushes and finches.
Op-ed by Community Forests Shelburne County: “We need to see more than just words, since the biggest threat to Nova Scotia’s crown land forests stems from your continued unabated licensing of their wholesale destruction by clearcutting.”
News release: Westfor have announced on CBC that they are planning to cut the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake forest any day now. Through non-violent direct action, Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors intend to protect this forest, an ecologically intact mixed hardwood forest in the midst of a sea of clear-cuts.