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Has anyone heard of the new proposed forestry regulations and if so what do you think of them?
 

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to which are you refering?
 

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I have not heard of any new regulations but if there is it will be a watering down of existing regulations that are not enforced. IMO
 

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I've been having some trouble finding it online but i think this might be it here.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/strategy2010/pdf/phase2-reports/Forests-Roots.pdf

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/strategy2010/pdf/phase2-reports/Forests-Health.pdf

A couple of things worth noting they are planning on extending the current riparian buffer zone from 20 meters to a potential 100 meters. Also a reduction in clearcutiing to be replaced with selective cutting/uneven age stand management. Quite a few in the forestry industry are upset about it.

also i beleive there is a thread about it on the hunting forum.
 

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Sounds like some good news. Unfortianatly a lot of companies break the laws that are there now. The regs would be great if they are enforced.
 

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Its a blessing and a curse. The water quality of our brooks and streams will increase significantly, and will just be alot nicer to be around. But on the other hand for people who draw income from cutting wood on private property it creates a financial disaster considering ive tailored my harvesting plan around current regulations, and when they keep changing them like that it craetes a large headache.

On a seperate note i dont think 20m is enough but 100m is too much. I think the 50-60m range is more than adequate.
 
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