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Articles by Chris Miller

Chris's work involves expanding the protected areas system in Nova Scotia and developing nationwide climate change adaptation strategies for wilderness protection.

Chris has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in biology and earth sciences from Dalhousie University. He is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University.

Chris developed a grassroots campaign that led to the successful protection of the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area near Halifax and has been involved with many other successful nature conservation campaigns in Nova Scotia, including the protection of the Jim Campbells Barren Wilderness Area. Chris is a director of Global Forest Watch Canada and the scientific advisor for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

Straighten road…destroy a park


Prince Edward Island has a reputation for being a warm and welcoming province, with friendly people and great seafood. Every time I’ve been to the island, I’ve always had an amazing time and formed memories that will last a lifetime. Anyone who has walked the beaches near Greenwich dunes, can’t help but be impressed with the awesomeness of Prince Edward Island. But, every now and then, something whacky comes out of Prince Edward Island that catches people off-guard. Like a proposal to change the alignment of the Trans-Canada Highway so that it goes through a provincial park. And, it’s not just any provincial park, but Strathgartney Provincial Park, which contains some of the best remaining old forest on the island

Bay of Fundy already on CPAWS natural wonder list


The Bay of Fundy is the only Canadian entry in the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World competition, and it is going up against some steep competition: Great Barrier Reef, Amazon rainforest, and Grand Canyon to name a few. Tomorrow, the votes will be revealed and the winners announced.

CPAWS bioblitz at Chignecto bolsters conservation


CPAWS has just finished a mini-bioblitz in the Chignecto area of Nova Scotia, working with experts who identified 73 species of birds over 3-days in an area proposed for protection by the provincial government. We also identified a couple of rare species, including two species that are nationally-significant and listed by COSEWIC (e.g. olive-sided flycatcher and rusty blackbird). Once Chignecto is officially protected, this will be the largest new protected area established in Nova Scotia in over a decade. Thanks to everybody who helped out.

Protecting Chignecto



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