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August is #TreeCheckMonth -- a time to check the trees in your backyard and neighbourhood for any signs of deterioration. If you see something suspicious, post a pic to social media with the tag #treecheckmonth.
It is an initiative of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) who are responsible for managing non-native invasive species.
This week we will be featuring information about #treecheckmonth -- what is it, why is it important (spoiler -- early detection makes a BIG difference) and key info on the three biggies affecting our trees in Nova Scotia.
And more from CFIA :
For the week of May 17, 2021, the focus on our Instagram and Facebook accounts was Biodiversity leading up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd.
A big shoutout to all the photographers who most generously let me repost their photos, Peter Labor from Nova Scotia Environment, Patricia Nash and Nadine Lefort from the Unama’ki Institute for their assistance and Jen Worden for the awesome contest prize!
The following reference documents may be of interest to anyone seeking more information.
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If you only checkout one thing :
Nova Scotia's Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship
Further Info - Contest Questions
The Provincial Government has an interactive guide for Trees of the Acadian Forest
Photos, location and information about Common Trees found in Nova Scotia
Day 4 -- Species at Risk
Day 5 -- What are you going to do for Biodiversity?
Indigenous People and Conservation
Three Country Biodiversity Study, biodiversity highest on indigenous lands - interview with lead author , the study
Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis
Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas (IPCAs) - description . . . Kluskap/Unama'ki
Kespukwitk Conservation Corridor
Kluskap Wilderness Area
Wikipedia About Kluskap (Glooscap)
Mi'kmaq about Kluskap and more
The Big Picture
Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Learn About Biodiversity thru a free course
The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology from University of Colorado Boulder
Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation from the American Museum of Natural History
|Tobeatic Wilderness Area - photo : (c) NS Government|
Here are some links to additional information sources :
Wilderness Areas in Nova Scotia
- As a map - all of them - Provincial, Federal and Privately Managed
- Nova Scotia's Protected Places - Wilderness Areas, Natures Reserves, Heritage Rivers, background info
- Nova Scotia's Provincial Parks
- Federal Parks and another perspective
- UNESCO sites in Nova Scotia and About UNESCO Biospheres
- Private Land Management - Nova Scotia Nature Trust and Nature Conservancy Canada