Forest Protection

The mission of the Forest Protection Division is to maintain the health of Nova Scotia's woodlands by protecting them from pests and fires.

Staff and resources are allocated into three sections to efficiently apply science to the maintenance of forest health in Nova Scotia. These include:

Forest Health      Risk Services      Wildfire Management
• The Forest Health section provides technical advice and management options to forest stakeholders to help them manage pests.   • Risk Services is responsible for the science, technology and business planning components of the provincial forest protection program.   • Wildfire Management protects Nova Scotia property and woodlands by providing leadership and support in wildfire management.
Mike Leblanc identifies an insect in the lab.   Gina Penny, James Bruce, and Dustin Oikle discuss spruce mortality caused by spruce beetle at Cape Chignecto.   Andrew Young at Herring Cove Fire - 2009. Photo by Matthew Campbell.