Robbie Gallant Nature Photography
The explanation is they are repairing the forest for certain animal species and no one should be alarmed, so lets take a look at a few scenes that I captured of this landscape.
I have spent countless hours and many years walking straight lines through many sorts of east Canadian forest as a mineral prospector and I know first hand that the forest industry does not make these clear-cut environments re-inhabitable for proper wildlife. Whenever I hear people talk about refacing the ecosystem to make way for select species I'm blown away. I feel we should be too smart for that in this day in age, though I know, we are not getting smarter. A simple viewing of the images I've collected over the years will ensure anyone that humanity has no idea how to recreate what mother earth has supplied. We simply do not make these spaces better.
The bird species mentioned in the article is the American Woodcock and is a bird that has endless opportunity to thrive in many parts on the east coast of Canada. The woodcock is as safe on the island as all other ground dwelling bird species that live their breeding seasons in a province that will not let them breed. They say the woodcock needs new growth forest but the entire island is just that. If we take time and look at the photos above, we can easily see that the forest that has been cut here is very much a newer growth forest and a quick drive down the road offers plenty of the same habitat. Needlesstosay, I have been watching birds for years and this would not be an area I would select to find woodcock. The reason for any woodcock decline is strictly due to humans shooting them and to the forest and agriculture industries who continue to transform the environment while dumping loads of poisons on the soils to grow the vegetables they feed us. The bird species we should be concerned with would be birds like the Pileated Woodpecker, Canadian Warbler, Gray Jay and Eastern Wood-pewee, to name a few, which are all are birds that are in massive decline on the island because of the continuing eradication of old growth forest and forest transformation. What we are seeing is the government organizations built to protect these areas actually cutting them and selling lumber to contractors. How can this make sense? I most certainly try to stay away from the rebuttal against politics because I consistently see people who know nothing about the decisions they are making, and at this point in my life, I can't see it changing. Money wins again.
The bottom line is that wildlife does not need a manager and continues to suffer underneath one. The manager of this business is obviously trying to make more money then the tax payers of this province are already providing him. Humanity needs to step out of the forest and off the oceans and give our mother time to recollect herself for many years down the road, and I can only hope that this could be at very least, optional.
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Robbie P. Gallant
As a naturalist, I spend a great amount of time in personal study. Discussion and research is key to exploring new and intelligent ideas and furthering our understanding of our natural surroundings.