NatureNS Response to the draft Silvicultural Guidelines for the Ecological Matrix Lands

by NatureNS President, Bob Bancroft A first review of [the province’s latest Silvicultural Guidelines for the Ecological Matrix lands draft] gives the impression that it is a step forward in an appropriate ecological direction. But closer examination of its decision keys, using the Forest Ecosystem Classification for Nova Scotia, reveals some serious flaws. It becomes quickly apparent that the guidelines […]

Make Room for Nature in 2021

In 2020, we wrote to each Nova Scotian MP to remind them how much Nova Scotia’s natural spaces, species, and systems are worth. You can see the budget priorities we outlined for Nova Scotia in a copy of that letter below. From Feb 17th-19th, we are (virtually) attending Nature On The Hill to join other nature networks calling for the […]

Protect the Mainland Moose by delivering on your campaign promises, Mr. Rankin.

In 2020, we launched a petition to halt crown land harvests in the area between Fourth Lake and the Napier River, where several sightings confirmed the presence of the Endangered Mainland Moose. Despite a judicial review and ruling requiring the province to review (and add “core habitat” to) the outdated Recovery Plan, high-impact harvesting continues in moose habitat across Nova […]

Tell Minister Mombourquette to Catch Up on Reviewing the Mainland Moose Recovery Plan

Tell Minister Mombourquette to Catch Up on Reviewing the Mainland Moose Recovery Plan

In 2020, we launched a petition to halt crown land harvests in the area between Fourth Lake and the Napier River, where several sightings confirmed the presence of the Endangered Mainland Moose. Despite a judicial review and ruling requiring the province to review (and add “core habitat” to) the outdated Recovery Plan, high-impact harvesting continues in moose habitat across Nova […]

Report Moose Sightings

We need your help to understand moose movement and habitat use! If you see a moose or evidence of moose in mainland Nova Scotia, you can report your sighting directly to the province or put your sighting up on iNaturalist. Look for the Project ‘Mainland Moose’.

Petition to Stop Crown Land Harvests in Mainland Moose Habitat

Nature Nova Scotia has initiated an online petition, addressed to Minister Mombourquette and the Department of Lands and Forestry and focused on current harvest activities in the area between Fourth Lake and the Napier River, where endangered mainland moose were recently confirmed by several biologists and naturalists. Please sign and share widely, and help us protect the mainland moose in […]

N.S. Steps Up Forest Cutting

N.S. Forest Cutting Plans are continuing to be developed despite the severe need to allow the landscapes to recovered from overcutting. This is destruction of wildlife habitat as well as elimiination of any chance for a long term healthy forest landscape for future generations.  The plans threated to eliminate the rest of the mainland moose in western Nova Scotia. Shown […]

N.S. Supreme Courts finds for Endangered Species

Judge Brothers 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 […]