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Question called, and Motion passes!! The Halifax Green Network Plan has been passed at Council!!!

So reads a final Tweet from this morning from Our HRM Alliance. View Council eagerly approves Halifax Green Network Plan by Yvette D’Entremont in the StarMetro Halifax (Aug 14, 218) for more details and comments by Walter Regan of the Sackville Rivers Association. The sequence of Tweets from @OurHRMAlliance: @OurHRMAlliance 56m56 minutes ago More HRM […]

Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

From OurHRM Alliance: “Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan! “The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to be there with signs, smiles, and support to ask the 16 Councillors to vote YES to […]

NS Nature Trust Urban Wildlands Celebration Wed, Aug 15 7 PM – 8 PM

From Event Facebook Page: “Join us in celebrating the protection of new urban wildlands that protect important freshwater and wildlife habitats. “Please RSVP to: events@nsnt.ca (902) 425-5263. “We will host a guided Wildlands Walk of the new conservation lands on September 22nd (more details coming soon).”

Mission-Monarch Blitz July 28 to Aug 5

Naturalists, The Mission-Monarch Blitz is scheduled this coming week of 28th July through the 5th of August. I am sure you would like to help document the status of the Monarch butterfly in Nova Scotia. If you know where there is milkweed growing that is where the Monarchs reside to lay eggs, feed and pupate. […]

Nature Conservancy of Canada proposes innovative approach to accessing new urban wilderness area: underground parking and elevator

“In September HRM [Halifax Regional Municipality] announced that the tentative agreement for the Urban Wilderness Park on the Purcell’s Cove Backlands would include a parking lot and main entrance. “Since then some questions have been raised about the concept and possible scale of parking adjacent to a wilderness area. “Nature Conservancy Canada in partnership with […]

April 12, 2018: Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting

“All are invited to a public meeting on April 12th for updates and information on park progress. We will also explore interest in forming a citizen’s group, such as a “Friends of Blue Mountain” group, to speak up for creation of the promised park and collaborate with the municipality and other levels of government. Please […]

Land purchased for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes

“On January 18, the Halifax Regional Municipality purchased approximately 197 acres of lands to form part of a Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park. This important acquisition marks the first parcel of land to be acquired by the municipality towards the creation of the regional park, which is proposed in the municipality’s Regional Plan… “The […]

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park is under threat

West Mabou Beach Provincial Park is under threat of partial development in the form of a golf course. View Fight brewing over potential golf course in Mabou area CBC, Jan 1, 2018 The West Mabou Beach Committee is asking naturalists to help them in their efforts to protect the park: “You may or may not […]

Scott Leslie’s clearcut photos of a mine’s lasting footprint

We are hearing a lot about the MANS (Mining Association of Nova Scotia) efforts to open up protected areas for mining these days, how some of our protected areas have been clearcut with the implication that if we can clearcut them why not mine them? Scott Leslie has provided one answer. There has been no […]

Scott Leslie’s clear-cut photos of clearcuts

Scott Leslie was our guest speaker on Thurs Dec 7, 2017, his topic: Untamed Atlantic Canada. Scott’s photographs and reading from his latest book (Untamed Atlantic Canada) held us spellbound. After the final questions about his presentation he asked if we would be interested in seeing some of his aerial views of clearcuts in Annapolis […]

Thurs Oct 19, 2017: Forest Funeral

The Healthy Forest Coalition is sponsoring a “Forest Funeral” on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 – 1:00 pm, meeting at the Grand Parade Square (1770 Barrington Street) for a march to PROVINCE HOUSE. HFN is member of the Healthy Forest Coalition. We invite all members and friends to join this event.

NSDNR responds to HFN Conservation Committee document

The Conservation Committee of the Halifax Field Naturalists submitted a document, Impacts of forestry in Nova Scotia on conservation of biodiversity: Concerns and Questions, to government on April 19, 2017. View Post (Apr 29, 2017) . A detailed response was received from NSDNR Minister Margaret Miller on Aug 24, 2017. The Conservation Committee expressed its […]