species at risk

An Update on the Ram’s Head Lady Slipper: Progress for Species At Risk in NS

Last fall, the province released the 11 years-overdue Recovery Plan for the Ram’s Head Lady Slipper in Nova Scotia (“RHLS”). Here’s a summary of the report and what you need to know about this Species At Risk going forward. A Rare Orchid vs the Nova Scotia Government The Ram’s Head Lady Slipper is a small orchid that …

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NatureNS Response to the draft Silvicultural Guidelines for the Ecological Matrix Lands

by NatureNS President, Bob Bancroft A first review of [the province’s latest Silvicultural Guidelines for the Ecological Matrix lands draft] gives the impression that it is a step forward in an appropriate ecological direction. But closer examination of its decision keys, using the Forest Ecosystem Classification for Nova Scotia, reveals some serious flaws. It becomes …

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Protect the Mainland Moose by delivering on your campaign promises, Mr. Rankin.

In 2020, we launched a petition to halt crown land harvests in the area between Fourth Lake and the Napier River, where several sightings confirmed the presence of the Endangered Mainland Moose. Despite a judicial review and ruling requiring the province to review (and add “core habitat” to) the outdated Recovery Plan, high-impact harvesting continues …

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