N.S. Supreme Courts finds for Endangered Species

Endangered Canada Warbler

Judge Bothers has found that the Minister (in reality, the Department of Lands and Forestry) has not fulfilled many of his legal obligations under the Endangered Species Act. Specifically, with respect to the 6 representative species  chosen for the case:

– recovery plans have not been completed on time,
– recovery teams have not been appointed on time,
– recovery plans must now identify areas that can be considered for designation as core habitat,- recovery plans must be reviewed on time, and
– if the Minister is to rely on a federal recovery strategy in lieu of creating a provincial recovery plan, the federal strategy must be formally adopted by the Minister within the timeline stipulated in the Act.

The judgement can be read at https://decisions.courts.ns.ca/nsc/nssc/en/item/479814/index.do

2020 – Celebration of Nature – Postponed

Due to Current Situations with respect to Covid-19 Virus the Celebration of Nature will not take place in 2020.

Nova Scotia’s Vanishing Forest Habitat

Nova Scotia used to be considered a mostly forested Province.

Panorama of Crown land plot – Kings County

Clear-cutting and over harvesting of trees has changed it into a wooded scrubland. Yet the Provincial Department of Natural Resources and forest industry continue to use clearcutting of what is left and not give the woods any chance of recovering to a heathy forest status.

Small Log Harvest on Crown land – Kings County

Learn and act to help to create healthy forests in Nova Scotia.

Join the Healthy Forest Coalition

You can see what areas are planned for Cutting on Crown Lands across Nova Scotia on the Harvest Plan Map Viewer