May Days

Dear members and friends, We’ll be camping out again – this year for four days beginning Friday, May 5th! As you may recall, last year FRS board member Billy MacDonald camped out for all of May on the Porter Road Public (Crown) land that borders and is the upland watershed to FRS land. He was […]

Winter Tracking Series in February: 5, 12, 19, 26

For the second year in a row, Friends of Redtail Society will be hosting a winter tracking series on Sundays in the month of February. The event starts at 1 pm on February 5, 12, 19 and 26. Participants are invited to see animals through the eyes of the track. Winter is an excellent time to […]

A Scientific Report on the Forest of Pictou County

An interesting article worth another read, highlighting  Friends of Redtail Society land. A Scientific Report on the Forest of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada by Diana Beresford-Kroeger A multi-national corporation bought 500,000 acres of Nova Scotia in 2006.  This sale included a series of parcels amounting to a total of 313 acres near Scotsburn, Pictou […]

May Days on Public Lands continue: May 23 and 29 at 1:00PM

Dear members and friends, The rain held off on the 14th for those who showed up for a walk on the Public lands that border the Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) lands. The outing included spectacular views all the way to the Strait and PEI, the pure song of the white-throated sparrow, the quiet of […]

Saturday May 14th: May Days Guided Walk on Public Lands

Dear members and friends,  Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) continues its commitment to getting to know the neighbouring Public lands by spending time there involved in various activities. Garbage collection has begun and will continue throughout the month. We anticipate the ongoing photo documentation of the various areas designated for commercial thinning and clearcutting by […]

May Days of Action for Public Forest Lands

Scotsburn, Pictou County, April 20, 2016….The Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) is calling on members, neighbours and interested citizens to join them on Nova Scotia’s public forest lands starting on May 1. Several years ago FRS was welcomed by the Minister of Natural Resources of the day, Honourable Charlie Parker, to explore the province’s Crown […]

Feeding the Fire

A well-researched article on Nova Scotia’s biomass policy.

AGM Keynote Now Online

The Keynote Address by Danny George at the Society’s AGM on March 20, 2016 is now online. Included at the end of this video is another video Danny previously produced in an effort to sound a warning about biomass when the plant was being proposed.  

Friends of Redtail Society AGM will look at the bio-mess of biomass

  The Friends of Redtail AGM will shine a spotlight on biomass and its impact on the forests of Northern Nova Scotia. In a presentation entitled “From annihilation to value added: putting forward a new vision for Nova Scotia’s forests”, keynote speaker Danny George will talk about what he is witnessing in the woods that […]

Statement on Closure of Schools in Rural Communities

Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) was born out of a realization that an all out assault on rural communities was in progress, manifested in many ways, particularly in the clear-cutting and destruction of our forests and the habitats they provide. Since its beginning in 2007, FRS has managed to save 313 acres of local forest […]