See links below to a number of recent and relevant news stories. Not all articles listed here are necessarily published on behalf of the HFC, but are relevant to our cause and worth reading.
Dale Smith: Restructure government to safeguard Crown land as valued public asset (4 of 4)
August 25, 2021
Dale argues that Lands and Forestry favours industrial exploitation of Crown lands and that a renewed department should be repurposed and restructured with a mandate for public land stewardship and resource conservation, emphasizing biodiversity protection and sustainable use.
David Patriquin on Information Morning
July 9, 2021
The retired biologist says Nova Scotia will have to reduce the volume of wood coming from its forests if we are going to succeed with ecological forestry in this province.
Dale Smith: Crown land use planning and making lemonade (3 of 4)
July 7, 2021
Dale proposes a Crown land use planning process to guide the implementation of Lahey’s triad model of ecological forestry and to re-frame the concept of ‘ecological forestry’ as nested within a more holistic concept of ‘ecological stewardship’ for Nova Scotia’s public lands overall.
Mike Lancaster interviewed on Global News
July 6, 2021
Note: Interview starts at 4:45 mark
Mike Lancaster and Tom Urbaniak discuss the lack of implementation of key components of the Lahey report.
Raymound Plourde Op-ed in Chronicle Herald
May 26, 2021
Ray describes the attack on the biodiversity act and proposes a new way forward for the province, questioning how public crown land is used.
Dale Smith: Rankin’s green agenda within reach (2 of 4)
May 14, 2021
Dale outlines how unintended outcomes of the Rankin Liberals’ legislative agenda have provided government opportunity to reform forestry practices through adoption of a Crown land use planning and management approach, thereby ensuring credibility regarding land stewardship.
Joan Baxter: How the Biodiversity Act was Killed
April 20, 2021
An investigation into the lobbying powers which gutted the provincial biodiversity act.
Dale Smith: Nova Scotia’s Rankin must end bait-and-switch routine on forestry reform (1 of 4)
April 15, 2021
Dale highlights the repetitive cycle of public criticism of forestry practices and consequent government commitment to reform, followed by industry opposition and bureaucratic foot-dragging and, ultimately, backsliding regarding implementation.
Bob Bancroft in the Chronicle Herald
March 13th, 2021
HFC Working Group member and Nature Nova Scotia President Bob Bancroft writes "WestFor world a far cry from reality for Nova Scotia moose habitat".
Mike Lancaster on CBC's Information Morning
March 4, 2021
The Healthy Forest Coalition on maps put together that show a vast amount of the province's Acadian forest has been destroyed in the past 35 years.
Mike Lancaster on CBC's Main Street
February 25, 2021
A summary of the Silvicultural Guide for the Ecological Matrix (SGEM) and the HFC's response. Interview recorded by Bev Wigney.