Category Archives: conservation

Sand Barrens Bioblitz on Sat June 8, NSNT evening Tues June 18, 2019

A couple of upcoming events that will be of interest to NSWFS folks: Sand Barrens Bioblitz From Ian Manning: Just a note to let you know that next Saturday, June 8th, Blomidon Naturalists Society is hosting a mini-bio-blitz in Meadowvale, … Continue reading

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Nature Trust’s Historic Land Campaign include two new properties, donations now matched 4:1 until April 5, 2019

From Nova Scotia Nature Trust: “Our Lasting Landscapes campaign was already on track for historic land conservation achievements. Now, an unexpected $400,000 top-up in matching funds means even greater biodiversity wins can be leveraged for Nova Scotia. We just added … Continue reading

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“Open” letter to Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry

The Halifax Field Naturalist’s Conservation Committee wishes to bring an “open” letter to your attention. It is addressed to Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry, from the Community Forests Shelburne County: Citizens Action for Ecological Forestry. By copying and pasting this … Continue reading

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Visit to Blue Curls site

  On Aug. 25 (and again with David Patriquin on Sep 2), Charles Cron and Bob Kennedy canoed and hiked out to the only known site of Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) in the Maritimes. We wish to thank Sean Blaney … Continue reading

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Sunday Sept 9th, 1 pm to 4 pm, 2018: Volunteer andPlant ID at Dalhousie University campus/Bill Freedman native plant collection

Sunday Sept 9th, 1 pm to 4 pm, 2018: Volunteer andPlant ID at Dalhousie University campus/Bill Freedman native plant collection RAIN DATE: SAT Sep 8, 9 am to 1 pm only if on Friday the forecast indicates there will clearly … Continue reading

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Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

From OUR HRM Alliance: “Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan! “The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to … Continue reading

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Monday April 23, 2018: AGM and Sean Blaney on an Arctic Flora Paradise in the Cape Breton Highlands

Monday April 23, 2018 AGM and Sean Blaney on an Arctic Flora Paradise in the Cape Breton Highlands Following our short Annual General Meeting, our speaker will be Sean Blaney of the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre. Sean will present … Continue reading

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Mon Feb 26, 2018: Hunting for the Disjunct Populations of Flora in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is particularly blessed with many small and unique communities of plants. Most of them are relics of different times in our natural history since glaciation. Many are unknown anywhere else in Canada. These small and isolated populations sometimes … Continue reading

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Please help protect West Mabou Beach Provincial Park

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 wild … Continue reading

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