Category Archives: Forestry Issues

Biomass information from EAC

The following Biomass Information sheet by Jamie Simpson was released by the Ecology Action Centre on March 11, 2011. It is reproduced here for information to TREPA News readers and for our archives on forestry issues. Biomass electricity is wasteful … Continue reading

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HOME, the movie, on u-tube

This award winning film, narrated by Gwen Close, and having breathtaking images, may be watched on u-tube.  The film illustrates the beauty and fragility of the Earth, explores environmental issues, and points to steps being taken to bring our needs … Continue reading

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ECA staff looks at forest biomass issue

By JAMIE SIMPSON and RAYMOND PLOURDE Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Paul MacDonald, NewPage’s superintendent for Pictou County and St. Mary’s, talks about a proposed biomass project from a forest stand in Pictou County last July. (Christian Laforce / Staff)With the … Continue reading

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Clearcut near Big Indian Lake

Here are a couple of photographs of clear cutting near Big Indian Lake. Notice the roads and amount of area that has been cut. Clear cutting exposes the forest soil layer to tremendous stress as it compacts, erodes, bakes in … Continue reading

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Forest rally recorded

Here’s a link to videos taken of some of the speakers at the forest rally.  If you couldn’t make it to the rally, here’s a chance to check out what some had to say, Minister MacDonell included.  Thanks to Richard … Continue reading

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