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Blanding's Turtle Habitat Protected

Natural Resources

May 21, 2003 1:11 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Blanding's Turtle Habitat Protected
More than 100 hectares of Blanding's turtle habitat is being protected at McGowan Lake in the Region of Queens Municipality. Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited has established a new conservation area under its unique areas program. The newly protected area is on Bowater lands adjacent to the lake.

Operation Safe Start Begins May 17

Natural Resources

May 14, 2003 11:04 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Operation Safe Start Begins May 17
More than 100 police officers and enforcement staff from various levels of government will help focus attention on conservation and safe use of the province's natural resources this Victoria Day weekend, May 17-19.

Provincial Parks Set to Open Victoria Day Weekend

Natural Resources

May 9, 2003 2:59 PM

Natural Resources--Provincial Parks Set to Open Victoria Day Weekend
With summer and warmer weather on the way, Nova Scotia's provincial parks are getting ready to open for the season.

Time To Consider Our Forests--Op-Ed Piece

Natural Resources

May 2, 2003 3:10 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Time To Consider Our Forests--Op-Ed Piece
by Tim Olive, Minister of Natural Resources

National Forest Week Activities in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources

May 1, 2003 2:13 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--National Forest Week Activities in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Forest Week from May 4 to 10 by taking part in different events happening around the province. This year's theme is "Canada's Forests, Source of Life."

Code of Forest Practice Framework Available for Review

Natural Resources

April 30, 2003 1:03 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Code of Forest Practice Framework Available for Review
The first component of the province's Code of Forest Practice has been completed. The document, entitled A Framework for the Implementation of Sustainable Forest Management, is available for public review and comment.

Wentworth Provincial Park to be Run by Private Operator

Natural Resources

April 23, 2003 8:02 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Wentworth Provincial Park to be Run by Private Operator
Wentworth Provincial Park in Cumberland County will open for the 2003 camping season with a new operator. MacDonald Property Management of Halifax Regional Municipality has been contracted to operate the park.

Species at Risk Specialty Licence Plate

Natural Resources

April 7, 2003 2:07 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Species at Risk Specialty Licence Plate
Nova Scotians wanting to "drive home" the importance of protecting endangered plants and animals can do just that. Special licence plates recognizing species at risk are now available for sale to vehicle owners, with proceeds going to the province's Species at Risk Conservation Fund.

Woodlot Owners Invited to Seminar

Natural Resources

April 4, 2003 3:44 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Woodlot Owners Invited to Seminar
Woodlot owners manage one of Nova Scotia's greatest resources, our forests. On April 12, Department of Natural Resources staff will host a seminar on managing this valuable forest resource wisely.

Strathlorne Nursery to Hire Additional Staff

Natural Resources

April 4, 2003 12:09 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Strathlorne Nursery to Hire Additional Staff
The Department of Natural Resources will be hiring an additional 11 casual staff for the 2003 growing season at the Strathlorne Forest Nursery in Inverness County.

Fire Season Starts

Natural Resources

April 2, 2003 2:54 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Fire Season Starts
As of Tuesday, April 1, burning permits are required in the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Annapolis, Kings and Lunenburg. Permits are required in all other counties beginning April 15. Fire season continues through to Oct. 15.

Moose Draw Changes

Natural Resources

March 28, 2003 10:58 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Moose Draw Changes
Prospective moose hunters will see some changes in the Nova Scotia moose hunting season this fall.

Changes to Forestry Regulations Proposed

Natural Resources

March 6, 2003 1:05 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes to Forestry Regulations Proposed
Changes are being proposed to two sets of forestry regulations that oversee the commercial buying and selling of wood. Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive announced today, March 6, that the department is seeking public comment on the proposed changes.

2002 Hunting Season Results

Natural Resources

February 14, 2003 9:35 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--2002 Hunting Season Results
Nova Scotia hunters harvested fewer deer in 2002, compared to the year before.

Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Natural Resources

February 7, 2003 9:37 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
A Yarmouth County man has been named the 2002 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year. Dave Watson of Tusket, a member of Yarmouth's Scotia Sporstmen Club, was named the title winner by the Department of Natural Resources today, Feb. 7.

Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather Prediction

Natural Resources

January 31, 2003 10:50 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather Prediction
Move over Wiarton Willie, and pack your bags Punxsutawney Phil. This Sunday, Feb. 2, Shubenacadie Sam will be predicting the weather.

Nominations Sought for 2003 Woodlot Owner of the Year

Natural Resources

January 10, 2003 11:26 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Nominations Sought for 2003 Woodlot Owner of the Year
It is now easier to nominate owners of private woodlots in Nova Scotia for the Woodlot Owner of the Year award. Online applications are available for those wishing to recognize woodlot owners for their outstanding stewardship and good management.

Province Acquires Dunns Beach

Natural Resources

December 17, 2002 10:01 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Acquires Dunns Beach
The province has acquired 16 hectares (41 acres) of pristine coastline in Antigonish County. Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, made the announcement in Antigonish today, Dec. 17, on behalf of Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive.

Province Extends Agreement with Nature Conservancy

Natural Resources

December 5, 2002 1:03 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Extends Agreement with Nature Conservancy
The Nova Scotia government has approved an extension to the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Campaign for Conservation agreement.

Status of Nova Scotia Wild Plant Species Assessed

Natural Resources

November 14, 2002 11:52 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Status of Nova Scotia Wild Plant Species Assessed
Information on more than 1,600 wild plant species found in Nova Scotia is now available on the Department of Natural Resources' Web site.

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