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  • Letter to the Premier: Carbon Credits for Forests

    The Honourable Stephen McNeil Office of the Premier 7th Floor, One Government Place 1700 Granville Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1X5 March 1, 2017 Dear Mr. Premier: I am writing to you on behalf of the Friends of Nature to express our appreciation for one of the steps your government has taken to combat the […]

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  • Backyard Forestry with Jamie Simpson

    Author and Forest Educator Jamie Simpson will introduce skills and reforestation forestry practices for Nova Scotia’s forests. The workshop will include: -Identification of common trees and plants -Tools and techniques for working with small woodlots -Basic ecology and low impact forest management -How to increase wildlife habitat Fee, including accomodations and meals is $190 To […]

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  • Satellites Reveal The Clearcut Truth

    Dear Friends, In case you missed it, here is a link to an excellent article from Saturday’s Herald speaking against current forestry practices in Nova Scotia by Donna Crossland: >Satellites reveal forest loss is more serious in N.S. than the government would have you believe< Donna is a member of the Healthy Forest Coalition. Friends of Nature […]

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  • How Trees Talk to Each Other

    This particular podcast from the CBC Quirks and Quarks program with ecologist Suzanne Simard really made an impression on us: http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160924_85220.mp3 And here’s Suzanne Simard’s Ted Talk:

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  • Does Forestry in Nova Scotia Have a Future?

    Dear Friends: The letter below is from Geoffrey May, who is Elizabeth’s brother,  provides the best summary I have seen to date on the sad state of our forest industry and the industry regulators. Please help to spread the word. Best wishes Syd Dumaresq, Chair Friends of Nature Dear Premier McNeil, I have certain sympathy […]

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