Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT079 - (NS-Forestry-Review) HALIFAX. x-12s. A new review of Nova Scotia's forestry practices is calling for fundamental changes to the way trees are harvested in the province. The report by University of Kings College president Bill Lahey says forest practices should be guided by a new paradigm called "ecological forestry" which treats forests "first and foremost" as ecosystems. Lahey says his proposed changes could mean increased costs and a more limited wood supply for industry because they would reduce clearcutting on Crown land. ("..is warranted.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The report says its recommended changes are estimated to reduce clearcutting from 65 per cent of all harvesting on Crown land to between 20 and 25 per cent. …

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