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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 […]

Independent Review of forestry in Nova Scotia announced

In its pre-election budget address on April 27, 2017, the Liberal government announced

July 28-30 workshop at HLC, Nova Scotia: Woodlot management as if biodiversity mattered

“Join three champions of intelligent forestry – author Jamie Simpson (“Restoring the Acadian Forest”), forest ecologist Donna Crossland, and forest carbon sequestration pioneer Dale Prest, for a weekend addressing the many ways forests benefit society – while absorbing practical knowledge for understanding and managing your own woodlot. Small class limited to 15. A few seats […]

Tues May 16, 2017: Environmental Issues Election Debate

May 16, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 6350 Coburg Rd., University of King’s College New Academic Building, Alumni Hall As poss, RSVP via Facebook See EAC for details

NS celebration of Nature Weekend May 26-28, 2017

Nature NS is holding its popular spring weekend at Milford House May 26-28, 2017. As in the recent past, the Young Naturalist Club will be participating, making it a family affair. There are talks about loons, flying squirrels and trout, a variety of field trips, and good food! For the kids, nature-oriented games, fields trips, […]