To block a clearcut

Clearcutting, in my mind, represents everything that’s wrong with forestry past and present. Yes, there are nuances to this industry I will never fully grasp and the economic drivers involved are powerful, but through the lens of sustainability, clearcutting is absurd. I’ve had the privilege, and the misfortune, of walking through forests before and after […]

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Public meeting

A public meeting has been called in Wentworth for Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. to deal with concerns over how potential industrial developments might impact the area’s eco-tourism potential.  Scheduled speakers include Joan Baxter, author of “The Mill – Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest”, on clearcutting; Gregor Wilson of Ski Wentworth on visions for sustainable four-season […]

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Province tries new ways to expand forest economy

NEW GLASGOW — Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines hopes two ancillary industries can increase the forest economy — blueberries and maple syrup products. Hines said discussions have taken place to open up Crown land in Nova Scotia to sap extraction from maple stands and to permit more wild blueberry harvest on lands already clear-cut. “Between […]

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