Eastern Shore Cooperator
Posted on March 12, 2020
By Richard Bell
In a show of province-wide opposition to the government’s controversial decision to sell Owls Head Provincial Park, 23 groups submitted a joint letter to Premier McNeil on Tuesday, March 10 calling on the government to do three things:
Continue reading “Groups Unite to Oppose Owls Head Park Sale”
- “Stop the sale of publicly-owned lands at Owls Head
- Protect Owls Head as a legally-designated protected area
- Fully implement the Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas Plan”
Caitlin Porter, MSc, Research Associate
Jeremy Lundholm, PhD, Professor & Department Chair
Ecology of Plants in Communities Lab
Saint Mary’s University
To the Honourable Labi Kousoulis,
We are biologists and environmental scientists writing to express our concern with the potential development of the proposed Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve.
Over the past 15 years, the Ecology of Plants in Communities lab at Saint Mary’s University has worked with collaborating NGO and NS provincial government partners to describe and classify heathland ecosystems across Nova Scotia. We have included the proposed Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve in our field surveys. Our years of data reveal that Owls Head is ecologically unique and of importance to biodiversity conservation.
Continue reading “Letter to MLA from Concerned Scientists”
When is a protected area a “protected ” area?
According to the Nova Scotia government, it is only after the property has been formally designated through the Order in Council process.
Continue reading “So Does “Protected” Really Mean Anything?”
Back in October 2019, there was an article by Zack Metcalfe titled “The 13 %.” It had quotes from Chris Miller of CPAWS and I am copying a few paragraphs of Zack’s article, as the quotes are prophetic:
Continue reading “The 13%”