“This species being the only one found in the Maritime provinces would easily fit in as a species at risk in the Nova Scotia context. So in that way it’s quite special. You could say it’s even rarer than a species at risk would be.”(more…)
“There still remains the fact that the government, the province, made that decision in secret and we’re arguing the fact that is not a fair way to make that decision, that they should have made that decision in a transparent fashion,” said Jamie Simpson, the lawyer representing the [Eastern Shore] forest watch association.(more…)
Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association applauds the Province’s decision to legally designate Owls Head Provincial Park, but points out that the underlying issues that put Owls Head at risk remain.(more…)
Thank you very much for designating Owls Head as Nova Scotia’s next provincial park. Along with thousands of other citizens across the province, I am overjoyed and relieved that this special coastal park will remain in public ownership and be protected in perpetuity.
The Save Owls Head movement has shown just how deeply Nova Scotians care about wild spaces, coastal parks, and transparency in government.
Your decision to right this wrong will preserve the beauty and biodiversity of our province for generations to come. It will also help to rebuild something invaluable: public trust.(more…)
The Canadian Press: Groups that fought to preserve Owls Head hail Nova Scotia’s pledge to protect it
The Nova Scotia government’s decision to protect a section of rugged Crown land along the province’s Eastern Shore from development is being hailed as proof that public mobilization can make a difference.
Chris Miller, executive director of the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, described the new park designation as the “best possible outcome” for Owls Head.(more…)
Last Earth Day, the government of Nova Scotia pledged to legally protect 61 of the parks that have been awaiting designation. This was a good step forward and (in my opinion) a direct consequence of the increased awareness and passion that this group has fostered. But how many of those Read more…
Sheldon MacLeod featuring Jamie SimpsonSaltwireJanuary 21, 2022 Originally published here Listen to “The ongoing legal legacy of Owls Head” on Spreaker. It was an issue that dogged Iain Rankin in the last general election in Nova Scotia. Since then, we have a new premier, a new government and a new Read more…