NSWFS appeals planned logging on Crown land in Cumberland Co. 15Dec2020
Submitted to Forestry Maps via the HPMV (Harvest Plan Map Viewer, re: DNR ID CU060268, 9 ha Variable Retention 20%
We (NSWFS) have walked the extent of this proposed clearcut (20% retention) and have established that it is old growth climax mixed acadian forest (circa at least 200 years old) with exceptionally unusual understory moss, lichen and tree lichen biodiversity. Somewhat of a “rain forest”.
The plot is mostly steep grade and all drains into a large and important wetland. It will not be appropriate for intensive forestry but is highly desirable habitat for wildlife.
We would like the opportunity to assess the flora on the property with our experts over the spring/summer of 2021. We believe that a bird, herp and odonata survey could also be done at this time. We have taken photos of the tree lichens which are exceptionally diverse. Some we have not seen before and we would like to consult with expert Frances Anderson on these and with expert Anne Mills about the mosses.
Please remove this plot from your plans to cut.
Sincerely, Mary Macaulay, P. Eng. on behalf of NSWFS (secretary)”
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