This Forest Strategy resource currently features but one single document,
A Natural Balance, Working Towards Nova Scotia's Natural Resources Strategy.
It was written by three individuals: 1.) Jonathan Porter, formerly with Resolute Forest Products, former manager of the Bowater-Mersey forests, 2.) Donna Crossland, biologist at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, and 3.) Bob Bancroft, no stranger to working forests, a biologist with DNR for 18 years and a recipient of the 2007 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award.
The document contains two totally incompatible sets of recommendations. One set was written by, with, and for the forest industry by Jonathan Porter, and the other by Donna Crossland and Bob Bancroft.
The former was adopted wholly and Jonathan Porter was hired by DNR as their new Executive Director of Renewable Resources. The latter set of recommendations made was summarily dismissed and shelved, never to see the light of day. The then Minister, who favoured those findings, was then shuffled to another portfolio.
Here they are, the two sets of recommendations. You read. You decide. Which Forest Strategy do you feel will be of greater benefit to the province?