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City Nature Challenge April 30th to May 5th 2021

View – City Nature Challenge 2021: Nova Scotia “This umbrella project brings together all the 2021 Nova Scotian CNC entries. Lets go Nova Scotia!” Locations: Halifax, CA, NSAnnapolis, CA, NSKings, CA, NSCape Breton, NS, CA – City Nature Challenge 2021: Halifax Regional Municipality “Help put Halifax Regional Municipality on the global nature scene! On April […]

Want to learn more about iNaturalist? CWF Webinar on April 7, 2021

April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST [1 pm to 2 pm AST] iNaturalist has become one of the world’s most popular nature apps and the Canadian Wildlife Federation has led the charge in bringing it to Canada. It’s more than just an app; there’s an entire online platform complete with image recognition technology […]

HFN’s Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2020: Wolfgang Maass

The Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2020 was to have been presented at the Halifax Field Naturalists Annual General Meeting on the first Thursday in March, 2020, at 7:30 p.m, at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. COVID restrictions prevented that meeting, and the award was formally announced and presented at the 2020 AGM […]

Nova Scotia Supreme Court rules in favour of Naturalists/East Coast Environmental Law versus NS Lands & Forestry

Today’s decision confirms that Nova Scotia’s ESA is the law, and not a set of vague or voluntary guidelines. The Minister is required to fulfill the law’s mandatory requirements to protect some of the province’s most vulnerable species. – Sarah McDonald, Ecojustice lawyer From the Background to Supreme Court Decision (May 29, 2020) The Minister […]

Earth Day Webinar with EAC will highlight wild areas in Halifax

It will stream live on Facebook on Wed. April 22, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm UPDATE Apr 23, 2020: The webinar (minus the first 10 min) is archived on the EAC Facebook Page —————– Message just received: EAC is hosting a webinar on Earth Day, featuring the work of 4 staff members at EAC. I’ll […]

City Nature Challenge 2020 Fri Apr 24 to Mon Apr 27

View iNaturalist page:  City Nature Challenge 2020: The Maritimes Umbrella Project “Five areas from around the Maritimes have been registered to participate: HRM, the Valley, CBRM, Saint John and Westmorland County, NB. Each of these areas has its own CNC iNat project page. This umbrella project brings all of these individual project together – we have […]

Richard and Grace Beazley conserving nature “one clean basement at a time”

The volunteer work of HFN members Grace and Richard Beazley with the NS Nature Trust are featured in a recent post on NSNT’s blog: Volunteer All-Stars Richard & Grace: Helping conserve nature one clean basement at a time By Andrew Robinson on nsnt.ca/blog. Mar 23, 2020. “With a lifetime spent in the health sciences field, […]

HFN Conservation Committee comments on High Production Forestry Discussion Paper

Following the recommendations of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia (the “Lahey Report“), NS Lands & Forestry is proceeding to set up a Triad system for managing Crown lands. There are three zones: a Conservation Zone, consisting of Crown lands currently qualifying as “protected”; a High Production Forestry (HPF) Zone in which […]

CPAWS asks for support to Save Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve

From action.cpaws.org: “The Nova Scotia government has secretly de-listed Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve and is now preparing to sell-off these public lands to a private developer who is interested in building golf courses. “This decision was made behind-closed-doors with ZERO public consultation. The only reason why this delisting is known is because of the […]

iNaturalists observed 88% of the known vascular flora of Ontario in 2019

“The 2019 Big Year was a huge success. Over 200,000 observations were submitted to the project. That’s ten times the number of observations submitted to the first Big Year in 2018. Every single municipality and ecoregion in the province was represented this year and a total of 3,150 species were observed, 2,906 of which were […]

“Halifax’s urban wilderness is a place to leave cares behind, nature enthusiasts say”

A Canadian Press article on CTV news highights Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes. “Geoffrey Grantham sits painting the granite slope and wind-blown jack pine reflected in the waters of a Nova Scotia lake, his mind far from the busy city just a short walk away. It only took minutes for the 48-year-old artist to hike from […]

Tues Sep 24 2019 at 6PM at Halifax City Hall: Important Public Hearing on Green Network Plan – re Wildlife Corridors

UPDATE Wed Sep 25, 2019: The Amendment “to the Regional Plan’s conservation design development agreement policies to specifically reference the Important and Essential Corridors shown on Map 5)”  received unanimous approval at yesterdays meeting of Halifax Regional Council. —————– Halifax (HRM) is blessed with phenomenal natural assets. In June of 2018, Regional Council tabled the […]