Monthly Archives: April 2014

Backlands Intro

Wed Apr 30, 2014.. I took three guys who have interests in HRM culture and wildlands into the Backlands. It was their first visit. First we went to an upland Jack Pine/Broom Crowberry Barrens site, then to Williams Lake and … Continue reading

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Backlands on Rick Howe Show

David Patriquin, one of two biologists who conducted the Ecological Assessment of the Plant Communities of the Williams Lake Backlands was interviewed today at noon hour on the Rick Howe show (95.7 FM). He talked about the fire regime and … Continue reading

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Look for & Protect Landbird Species at Risk in the Backlands

At a recent talk given to the Nova Scotia Bird Society, ornithologist Cindy Staicer described a developing program to enhance conservation of Landbirds Species at Risk in Forested Landscapes. The program is based at Dalhousie University and is being conducted … Continue reading

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Wed. April 16: McIntosh Run Watershed Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association will take place on Wednesday April 16th, at 7:00pm at the Captain William Spry Community Centre at 10 Kidston Road. Hope to see you there. The McIntosh Run watershed is … Continue reading

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Spring Flows in the Backlands

April 7th, the first warm day in 2014. Here, barely 3 km from downtown Halifax in the Williams Lake Backlands, you might as well be a world away. Water tumbles down a gully, emerging here and there. Evergreen ferns glisten … Continue reading

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Boscobel…

All property owners in HRM with an existing right-of-way on land that might be subdivided should pay very close attention to what’s happening in the new Boscobel on the Arm development off Purcell’s Cove Road. Developer IMP is trying to … Continue reading

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