Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My World Tuesday

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The weather has been too, too nice and I'm late with my post.  Today I'm going to take you up to the Cape Breton Highland Plateau, a place where most people do not have access.  But the loggers do!  And hundreds of miles of roads wind through the plateau for the paper company to access the wood.

Back in the 1950's, the Nova Scotia government gave the paper company the right to all the wood on all of the crown land.  Well, in Cape Breton, that is a substantial area.  I am imagining it was to sweeten the pot to entice the company to set up business here.  The agreement is so ironclad, that when the provincial government wants to designate an area as protected, they have to get permission from the paper company, and that only comes after the paper company has looked the land over to make sure there are no good trees on it.
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Just what am I admiring here?
The reason the government needs to rescind,
or at least re-work, the agreement.
(The Ranger has a polarizing filter on his fancy camera.
makes a big difference!)


Welcome to Cape Clear, overlooking Margaree Valley.





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15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What an awesome view, it is sad to about all the trees. I hope the government can change the agreement.

ksdoolittle said...

To the best of my knowledge, Eileen, it isn't even being considered. ~karen

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: You couldn't pay enough for that view. I'm so glad a lot of the Rockies is government park land.

Carver said...

What a gorgeous part of the world. That agreement sounds crazy to me. I hope it can be reworked in some way.

magiceye said...

such a beautiful world! hope the government does something about it..

Just Ramblin' said...

Love your little spot in the world. It is majestic and so green. Do you get a lot of rain? I know we need paper, but such a shame to see what they do to the area.
Nola

Lawstude said...

ahh, i bet the air is so fresh in there. i am in envy here. awesome sights.

Roy said...

Beautiful scenery Karen, it would be a shame to spoil it.
(Oh!, and a beauty on the rock) {:)

ksdoolittle said...

Thank you all, for your comments today. It is a shame. The govt. of Nova Scotia doesn't seem to be enlightened on many environmental issues. Sometimes it's very frustrating. ~karen

Monts said...

Stunning shots Karen I hope it gets the protection it deserves.

EG Wow said...

Your world is beautiful, Karen, and it makes me feel sad that the paper companies have so much say.

NatureFootstep said...

so very different from My world. I imagine it is hard to walk in there. It is strange, it was said that computers would stop the use of paper. Guess it did not work. :(

The Early Birder said...

Thanks for sharing 'Your World' Karen. Stunning lanscape that definitely needs protection.

Rambling Woods said...

Logging needs to be regulated in the US too....the wanton destruction of vital habitat is heart breaking...

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow, gorgeous. Saying a little prayer and keeping my fingers crossed that 'others' see the light here and something is done about this. Ugh. (as for that sign, there's a town in the middle of nowhere Texas where i've seen similar. always makes me smile!)