The Forest and the Trees
This week freelancer writer Chris Benjamin brings us a story about the delicate balance between managing jobs in the forestry industry...and managing the ecology of the forest.
In Nova Scotia, decades old leases negotiated between forestry companies and the provinicial government led to clear-cutting on crown land.
The end of those leases - and the election of an NDP government - led many environmentalists to see a golden opportunity, a chance to move toward a more sustainable industry.
But so far they say it isn't happening.