Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association
Action, education, and alternatives to promote the health of the Acadian Forest 

Join us at the Old School on Thursday for this fascinating talk!







Gold Mines


What are the Environmental and Health Risks?


Community Information Meetings

Moose River, looking south toward Scraggy Lake 2007 Photo by L. Bayers

Moose River gold mine site 2016 Photo by Atlantic Gold








Atlantic Gold is proposing a gold mine at Beaver Dam, near Sheet Harbour.  The ore would be transported by truck 37 km to the ore processing facility which is under construction at Moose River.  The current plan is to transport 370 large truckloads a day, beginning immediately after the Moose River/Touquoy mine closes. That's one truckload every 2 minutes, 12-16 hours/day, 350 days/year, for 3.3 years, along Hwy. 224 and the Mooseland Road.


The Beaver Dam project is undergoing a federal environmental assessment.  Eastern Shore Forest Watch has received a grant from the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency (CEAA) to study potential environmental impacts.  We will share our concerns at these meetings.  We are also gathering local information from affected people and communities to include in our report to CEA.

Please come to a meeting or contact info@forestwatch.ca to report your specific concerns

Oyster Pond Fire Hall

 51 Old Trunk Road, Oyster Pond

Thursday 10 November, 7-9 pm




Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Hall

202 Pool Road, Sheet Harbour

Tuesday 15 November, 7-9 pm





The Eastern Shore Archipelago

Photo: Peter Green

On the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia a myriad of islands dot the coast. Forest Watch has collaborated with other groups worked with other groups and private citizens to protect them. In June 2015 some of them have been designated wilderness areas by the NS Department of the Environment. We now support and celebrate the 100 Wild Islands initiative of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.



Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

The Old School - Musquodoboit Harbour

Contact us:

Cell Phone: 902.460.8943

Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association
General Delivery, Head of Jeddore
Nova Scotia, B0J 1P0, Canada

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Eastern Shore Forest Watch collaborates with many other organizations.  Check out some of these informative websites, videos, photos and Facebook pages:

Bay of Islands 
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Clean Nova Scotia
Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia 
Dalhousie University
Ecology Action Centre
East Coast Environmental Law 
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust
Friends of Martinique Beach
Hope for Wildlife
Living Earth Council
Maritime Canada
Mining Watch Canada
Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers' Market 
Musquodoboit Trailways Association
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
Nova Scotia Public Lands Coalition
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association
Saint Mary's University: Community Based Environmental Monitoring Network 
Save Caribou: Clear-cutting at Caribou Gold Mines
Sierra Club Canada--Atlantic chapter
The Deanery Project
Transition Eastern Shore 

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Website updated 16 September 2016
EasternShore Forest Watch Association:  info@forestwatch.ca
General Delivery, Head of Jeddore, Nova Scotia, B0J 1P0, Canada