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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, […]

May 15-June 12: Final Public Engagement, Halifax Green Network Plan

The Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting the third and final phase of public engagement for the Halifax Green Network Plan, a decision-making framework for the conservation of a region-wide network of open space. A number of planning and implementation directions have been drafted using public input and study results from the earlier phases of work […]

Questions about forestry science forwarded to NSDNR

The Conservation Committee of the Halifax Field Naturalists has prepared a document commenting on the impacts of forestry in Nova Scotia on conservation of biodiversity and asking questions about the underlying science. View Impacts of forestry in Nova Scotia on conservation of biodiversity: Concerns and Questions

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017: ANTARCTIC VOYAGE

At our regular meeting, long-time HFN member Peter Webster will share experiences and images from his December 2015/January 2016 trip to the Antarctic. All welcome, 7:30 pm at NSMNH on Summer Street. View Details under Walks & Talks Also, Sydney Bliss will make a short presentation on the Landbirds at Risk in Forested Wetlands Project.

Halifax Green Network Plan Primer

A draft of the Halifax Green Network Planning and Implementation Strategy and “Plan Primer” have been released by HRM and go to Regional Council today (March 23, 2017) to be approved for upcoming public consultations. It is expected those consultations will take place in April. The Primer provides a good overview of the Green Network […]

Declines in songbirds and seabirds

A lengthy article in the LocalXpress includes interviews with local birding authorities Eric Mills, David Currie and Ian McLaren to give a local context to the continent-wide declines in songbirds and seabirds which have been highlighted recently. It’s informative if somewhat sober reading. View PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: Is this the global swan song for seabirds and […]