Western Crown Land Planning Process – Updated March 2014

In March 2014 we released an update of the conceptual plan for the Western Nova Scotia Crown land (see link below). The update takes into consideration the input and comments we received during the consultation process. This is a living document and will be used to guide detailed planning on Crown land.

A news release dated March 20, 2014, stated the following: The conceptual plan will guide the economic, environmental and social benefits from more than 80 per cent (1.5 million acres) of the province's western lands.

The updated Western Crown Land Plan is based on input from hundreds of Nova Scotians. It deals directly with future plans for the St. Margarets Bay area and a three-year Crown Forest Agreement with the Medway Community Forest Co-operative, which allows local communities to manage nearby forests.

The plan also calls for the province to explore opportunities for a Mi'kmaq forestry initiative with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs.

"This updated plan is a living document, not a final set-in-stone solution. It will be under constant review and we will continue to search for future improvements of managing Western Crown Lands," said Mr. Churchill.

If you would like to provide feedback or comments, please e-mail: landweb@gov.ns.ca

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