NSIS Public Lecture – December 2017

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to attend our public lecture on Monday, 4th December at 7:30pm at Acadia University, Wolfville, in the KC Irving Centre Auditorium. Please note the location of this public lecture.


A “clear cut” Perspective About “science-based” Forest Management in NS
Dr. Donna Crossland, Forest Ecologist, Resource Conservation Officer II, Kejimkujik National Park (Parks Canada)

Abstract: Over two decades, Nova Scotia’s forests are extensively clearcut. Is forest management really “science-based”? Does scientific guidance negate the need to reduce clearcutting by 50%? Satellite images reveal forest cover loss. Ecologically, impacts from forest management practices are far-reaching, even severe. NS’s soil nutrient levels are among the poorest in North America and cannot sustain these practices. The result? Displaced & homeless wildlife and rare native forests. We’re surpassing ecological limits toward ecological collapse.

All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served.