More than 90% of the Crown forest leased by the Nova Scotia government for harvest is licensed for clearcut.
That’s right, 90%.
But, the province’s Natural Resources Strategy, The Path We Share, a dubious title, clearly states that the percentage of clearcutting is to be reduced to no more than 50% by 2016. That’s this year. Now.
So how does this work? 90%. 50%. Don’t ask the Healthy Forest Coalition for an explanation. Ask the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Lloyd Hines.