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"A sustainable environment is one in which the natural environment, economic development and social life are seen as mutually dependent".
-- Centre for Innovative Education

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Feedback on 'Sanctuary'

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. I didn't even know this was happening. As a long time camper in
Liscomb Mills, where my father was born and raised, I looked to the Game Sanctuary as one place that couldn't be touched."
Dianna Lynn Tibert, Liscombe Mills, NS

" Let's hope there is enough public outcry to stop this in its tracks. Then let's get on with some real protection for our wilderness areas...." Joan Massey, MLA
Dartmouth East
NDP Environment Critic

"Well done on your proposal for saving the sanctuaries. We read it all and fully agree. We sent it to our MLA. Hope he gets thousands of them. Good Luck and thank you for caring and taking the time to put this thing together. Lets hope it not too late...Rod & Valerie Horne, Moser River


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"...and no birds sang..."

Action Alert - Sign the Petition 2006
Stop Liscombe Clearcutting!

A good page to bookmark !

If you wish to make your voice heard on this issue, please use the petition form at the bottom of this page, add your own comments and send it to your MLA, Departmental Ministers and to the Premier of
Nova Scotia

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Liscomb Game Sanctuary - Before and After

From this...

Seloam Lake May 10th

...to this.. in a matter of days...Seloam Lake May 14th

More Liscomb Pictures

Update - February, 2006

One year has passed since DNR Minister Richard Hurlburt's announcement that the Department of Natural Resources would consider a logging ban in the Liscomb Game Sanctuary.

Current estimates are that 25% MORE of the Sanctuary has been clearcut while the Minister and his 'scientists' stall on a decision (adding to the 30-50% already decimated).

Please endorse our current petition to stop the clearcuts and establish a community-based remediation & sustainable forestry plan. It's for all of us.

Click here for the petition.

Late News

Minister Hurlburt has released his Department's report only one day before he was re-assigned to another portfolio.

The new Minister responsible for Natural Resources is The Honourable Brooke Taylor.

Click here for the petition.

The Case for Liscomb Game Sanctuary
1. Stop the clearcuts and road building. Now.
2. End logging lease renewals. Today.
3. Establish a remedial, community-based, forestry
plan for existing clearcut lands.
4. Define a community-based resource management strategy for the future

Please help us to convince the government that it is in their best interest to act responsibly and follow the will of the people of this Province. There has to be an end to clearcutting now! Responsible, sustainable forestry creates more jobs and ensures that our children will inherit a healthier environment.

Take Action! Send a message to our government. - We invite you to write your own message (see addresses below), or you may use the form on this page. Whichever method you choose, please take action now!

For more photos taken in Liscomb Game Sanctuary (May 2005) showing ongoing clearcutting during the Review Process, or for a history of the DNR/Bay of Islands negotiations, please check our news update link at:What's New?

For background information on DNR's Review (announced January 2005) of the 26 Sanctuaries and Wildlife Management Areas, please click here

When looking at this page, please note that the moose in the picture is not standing in a clearcut but against the backdrop of a healthy, growing forest.

To respond NOW to DNR's Review
please email: sanctwma@gov.ns.ca

fax: (902) 679-6176
write a letter to:

Sanctuaries and Wildlife Management Areas Review
Wildlife Division, NS Dept Natural Resources
136 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS
B4N 4E5

To contact the Ministers directly:

Honourable Brooke Taylor (PC)
Department of Natural Resources
3rd Floor, Founders Square
1701 Hollis Street
P.O Box 698
Halifax, NS B3J 2T9

Phone: (902) 424-4037
Fax: (902) 424-0594
E-mail: min_dnr@gov.ns.ca

The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson
Department of Environment and Labour
Terminal Road Building, 6th Floor
5151 Terminal Road
PO Box 697
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3J 2T8
Phone: 902.424.6647
Fax: 902.424.0575
E-mail: baidenls@gov.ns.ca

Email the Petition - Use the form below to send a clear but firm message to Honourable Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Natural Resources, in support of an immediate stop to clearcut logging on the Liscome Game Sanctuary, as requested by Bay of Islands Center and a growing list of organizations and individuals across the Province. Copies will automatically be sent to Premier Rodney MacDonald, the Ministers of Environment, Economic Development, Education and to your own MLA (check form). You are welcome to edit the form and add your own comments.

your name
your email
your MLA
add your own text or edit this message as you wish.
(for best effect, add your own comments to the top of the message)

Check this

to send a copy of this message to yourself.

Email this Petition

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