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#1 Wendell

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:58 PM

The Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry and the forestry industry are planning to replace more than 800,000 acres of fertile public forest land with softwood plantations that are simplified, even-aged crop rotation systems largely devoid of nature. This feat will be accomplished at tremendous public and environmental expense. Ignoring long-term economic and scientific realities, it flies in the face of history and will produce only short-term, private profits.

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 04:33 AM

Too bad the govt is still stuck in the dark ages with their ideas/agendas on economic growth. Hope more people voice their concerns for the future of our woods and waters.


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 05:24 AM

nothing...and I mean NOTHING this fekkin gub'ment does to make sure it's sleeping partners have their pockets filled surprises me anymore !!!!!


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 06:18 AM

Unreal how backwards thinking our government is on forestry.


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 10:03 AM

Unreal how backwards thinking our government is on forestry.

It is not just forestry :(


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 11:04 AM

The only thing any government in this province as ever done natural resource wise is squeeze every penny out of it with out putting any thing back . 


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 12:56 AM

Am I correct to assume that if these 800 000 acres are plantation .they will also be off limits to hunting and trapping .
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Posted 27 August 2020 - 01:23 PM

Am I correct to assume that if these 800 000 acres are plantation .they will also be off limits to hunting and trapping .

 

what makes you assume this?


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Posted 28 August 2020 - 01:07 AM

Well I though I read in the regulation or the wildlife act that land used for plantation could not be hunted . and I can't find it again . I know the general regs say you can not hunt with in legal distance of a woods operation meaning active harvesting .
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Posted 28 August 2020 - 04:44 AM

Well I though I read in the regulation or the wildlife act that land used for plantation could not be hunted . and I can't find it again . I know the general regs say you can not hunt with in legal distance of a woods operation meaning active harvesting .

 

Yeah - like a lot of our hunting regs references - its confusing & difficult to find. The Protection of Property Act has tree plantation under the list of property types where you need to ask permission to enter.

 

So, if areas of Crown Land are planted with trees and its classed as a tree plantation then hunters will need ask the Queen for permission.biggrin.png


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Posted 01 September 2020 - 09:32 AM

A key part that the article failed to mention is that the plantations are part of the triad forest management system. 

 

In short, triad forest management is a zoning approach to achieving multiple economic, environmental and social objectives and consists of three zones: protected zone (parks, wilderness areas, nature reserves ect), extensive zone (partial harvesting), and intensive zone (plantations with intensive silviculture regimes). The intent of the intensive zone is to maximize production of wood fiber on a smaller portion of the land base so that economic objectives can be obtained, while less intensive forest practices (or none, in the case of the protected zone) are used on the rest of the land base to manage for other values.  

 

This system is used in New Zealand, lookup "triad forest management" if you're interested.


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