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Forest fires threaten large areas of western Nova Scotia
Fire crews have been fighting three forest fires in western NS since the evening of Thursday, Aug. 4th. At least one of those fires is still burning out of control. The three fires are located near: Kejimkujik National Park, Seven Mile Lake on Medway Community Forest Coop lands, and Greenfield in Queens County. On Tuesday, Aug. 9th the NS Department of Natural Resources announced restrictions on camping, hiking and fishing on forested Crown land in Nova Scotia.
Ecologist warns that decline of boreal felt lichen an indicator of declining forest health
An ecologist with the NS Department of Environment warns that the steep projected decline of endangered boreal felt lichen over the next 25 years is an indicator of declining forest health in NS.
NS researcher gives up decade-long search for elusive cougar
After a decade of searching, a researcher working in Kejimkujik National Park in western NS has given up the hunt for the elusive eastern cougar.
Climate change impacts weakening temperate forest regions around the world
Severe droughts, disease, more extensive wildfires, and other climate change-related impacts are threatening and transforming the Earth's temperate forests. Some areas could convert to grasslands or shrublands over the next few decades, if not properly managed.
Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks
Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.
Learn more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218122947.htm
Early game wardens and land stewardship
How do small birds survive the winter?
With obstacles like severe weather conditions, predation by larger animals and food shortages, how do small birds survive the winter?
Find out here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150127100159.htm.
Can mainland moose be saved?
Can moose in mainland Nova Scotia be saved from extirpation?
Maple sap production declines after big seed year
Research reveals a new way to predict sap production: How many seed helicopters rained down from the trees the year before.
Tree height linked to climate
Since Galileo's time, people have wondered what determines maximum tree height: Where are the tallest trees, and why are they so tall?