Independent Review of Forest Practices Being Finalized

Department of Natural Resources (to July 2018)

April 30, 2018 12:53 PM

University of King’s College president Bill Lahey has informed Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller that although he will be completing his report on forest practices in the next few days, he is subjecting it to further review by advisors in international law and forestry economics before he finalizes his report for submission to the minister and public release.

Prof. Lahey will finalize his report once he has this input. He will then submit it to the minister and make it available to the public.

“This is a significant matter for our forest industry and I appreciate Professor Lahey’s considered judgment to subject his report to further review,” said Ms. Miller.

The Independent Review of Forest Practices will provide recommendations to improve how Nova Scotia balances long-term environmental, social and economic interests in managing the province’s forests.

For information and updates on the Independent Review of Forest Practices review, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/Forest_Review .


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     University of King’s College president Bill Lahey is having

his report on forest practices reviewed by advisors in

international law and forestry economics before the report is

finalized.

     Once it is complete, he will then submit it to the minister

and make it available to the public.

     The Independent Review of Forest Practices will provide

recommendations to improve how Nova Scotia balances long-term

environmental, social and economic interests in managing the

province’s forests.
     
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