A rural municipality in southwest Nova Scotia is pushing back against the provincial government and a mill consortium over concerns it has with clear cutting, and is urging for a moratorium on the practice in its region, according to CBC News.

The County of Annapolis wants Crown land that falls within its boundaries excluded from an agreement between the province and WestFor, a consortium of 13 mills that manages western Crown land.

Warden Timothy Habinski said people in his region are worried about the health of the forests, especially after 94 hectares next to Kejimkujik National Park were green-lighted for clear cutting last summer.

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