By Peter Clancy, Anders Sandberg
Offering case reports foresters from 1920 onwards, this article finds a wealthy culture of other and dissenting practices mixed with specialist and political orthodoxies. the purpose is to demonstrate the general public and environmental demanding situations that engulf modern forestry.
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Other leading forestry provinces followed by instituting the credential of registered professional forester (RPF). Yet no parallel initiative occurred in Nova Scotia. While the issue arose periodically in the councils of the CIF(NSS), it was not until the advent of Introduction the Canada-Nova Scotia Forestry Sub-Agreement in the mid-1970s that serious concern arose with professional certification. This was on the eve of another major hiring explosion and turned on the question of who would be authorized to approve the massive new wave of publicly funded silviculture works.
Finally, this study demonstrates that the foresters of Nova Scotia are a diverse and original lot who have been vital protagonists in the politics of forest practice. We are concerned to establish the character and significance of this politics as a positive rather than a negative attribute. This begins immediately below, with a general reflection on the relationship of forestry to politics, outlining some concepts and frames of reference that will figure in subsequent chapters. Forestry and Politics As the twentieth century draws to a close, the forestry field is being swept into expanding circles of controversy.
On the immediate level of pictorial image, there has been a debate on the question of authenticity. Both industry and government foresters contend that such pictures are extremely misleading since they unfairly freeze a single image in the public mind. Typically, the newly planted seedling forest is visibly insignificant against the stark barrenness of the clearcut landscape, and subsequent pictures of the same forest after twenty or forty years of growth are seldom available to balance the context.
Against the Grain: Foresters and Politics in Nova Scotia by Peter Clancy, Anders Sandberg