Activists camped out in Digby County to protect mainland moose habitat from clearcutting are urgently asking for reinforcements.
Press release: A group of Pictou Country residents and cottage owners is heartened by a judicial decision granting them approval to proceed with legal action against the Department of Lands and Forestry in a dispute over the placement of an armour rock wall.
Designating the Ingram River Wilderness Area near St. Margaret’s Bay will protect some of the most pristine publicly owned forests and waterways from logging and industrial activities. The process has reached a stage where the province is looking for public input. It’s important that we show the politicians we care, Helga Guderley, a member of the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association tells me.
Spokesperson Nina Newington invites Minister Derek Mombourquestte of Lands and Forestry to a meeting. “If mainland moose are to recover, we need to give them more, not less, habitat so that they can sustain larger populations. Those habitats must be based on what moose need to survive. Any discussion of moose habitat must be ecosystem based. Tweaking current inadequate protections while accommodating the forestry industry will not be enough.”
Medi release: Convinced that the government has abandoned its commitment to implement the recommendations of the Independent Review of Forest Practices, the Healthy Forest Coalition is calling for ‘a moratorium on all even-aged harvests’ on public lands.
Lindsay Lee: Citizens should not have to sue their government or occupy clear-cutting sites. But Nova Scotians will continue to fight for what is right for our environment and our province.
Letter: Clearcutting and spraying belong to a lazy, toxic forestry we can’t afford anymore. We want the provincial government to listen when we say: stop spraying and clearcutting Nova Scotia. Stop stringing us along with promises of reform. We’ve had enough. We need forestry that restores nature, stores carbon and creates jobs.
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: Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and nature organizations launch legal action for Nova Scotia’s species at risk. Mr. Bob Bancroft and three of Nova Scotia’s naturalists’ societies say it is time to ask the courts to intervene on behalf of Nova Scotia’s most at-risk wildlife and plants.
The province is proposing that lands near Coolen Lake, straddling Lunenburg County and HRM, be clearcut. The targeted lands contain one of the oldest remaining forests in the Maritimes, let alone Nova Scotia, a post on the Healthy Forest Coalition Facebook page states .