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FORESTRY PRACTICES

Mar-17-2019:

THROWBACK THURSDAY – FORESTRY PRACTICES



 “The Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers & Hunters has long taken the stand that the complete denuding of our watersheds, caused by indiscriminate clear cutting practices, particularly in our pulp industry, can have long lasting and dire effects on wildlife, river and lake levels, water table, and the land itself. The Federation believes that there are methods of harvesting which can be instituted that will minimize these harmful effects, and will keep pressing for their institution.



These statements of concern could have been ripped from the headlines of today’s papers, but they were published by the Federation in a 1970 Public Manifesto.



We have been presenting our concerns to successive Governments for more than 50 years and will continue to do so until we find a Government with the fortitude and foresight to change forestry practices.



We are cautiously optimistic that the current Government has accepted the Lahey Report and will be watching to see how they implement the recommendations made therein. https://novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/Forest_Review/



We are committed to working with all like-minded organizations seeking to bring reason to forestry policy. That is why we have affiliated ourselves with the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association. https://www.nswooa.ca/sustainable-forestry.html



 Their view of sustainable forestry mimics the natural process and would lead to a healthy forest which would provide economic benefits and an ecosystem that would support wildlife for current and future generations of Nova Scotians.