The 'Independent Review of Forest Practices' in Nova Scotia has finally been released!
(i.e. The Lahey Report)
The HFC is hosting both the Executive Summary and the much larger Addendum Report below.
Here is a link to the documents hosted on the NS Dept. of Lands and Forestry website.
Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre offers a well-reasoned and concise response.
Originally published in The Chronicle Herald, September 8, 2018.
When the Nova Scotia Legislature met for its 2018 Spring session the HFC prepared a series of weekly briefing memos, which we hoped would alert them to the serious issues affecting forest policy. At the same time we circulated the memos to our supporters, through Forest Alerts, and encouraged them to take up these issues with their MLAs and/or in the local media.
In the links to the right we present the memos in the order in which they were sent. We do this for the record and also to help our supporters and others to track these issues as they develop and work their way through public debate.
Most memos were compiled by Paul Pross with assistance from Bob Bancroft (March 5) and Don Wilson (April 3). Peter Ritchie compiled the memo for March 19. Chris Kennedy and Mike Lancaster provided technical support.
Nova Scotia is fortunate in having a cadre of investigative journalists who are prepared to undertake the careful and time-consuming research needed to write about the issues we address here. In these memos there are links to their work, particularly that of Joan Baxter, Linda Pannozzo and Ralph Surette.
The time for change is now.
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