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 […]

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 Despite a judicial review and ruling requiring the province to review (and add “core habitat” to) the outdated Recovery Plan, high-impact harvesting continues in moose habitat across Nova […]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 Despite a judicial review and ruling requiring the province to review (and add “core habitat” to) the outdated Recovery Plan, high-impact harvesting continues in moose habitat across Nova […]