Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT108 - (NS-Old-Growth-Cut) HALIFAX. x-13s. A longtime conservationist says the recent harvesting of old-growth forests in eastern Nova Scotia illustrates a "desperate need" to reform the province's forestry practices. Ray Plourde, wilderness co-ordinator at the Ecology Action Centre, says he's not surprised by the findings of a new government report that says two of 12 stands partially harvested by Port Hawkesbury Paper in the Lawlor Lake area of Guysborough County contained old-growth forest. ("..blind eye.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The report by Department of Natural Resources forester Peter Bush concludes the province's forest policy needs to be updated, along with the scoring system used to identify old-growth trees.

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