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NATURAL RESOURCES--N.S. Wins Award for Protected Areas Strategy
In recognition of its Protected Areas Strategy, the government of
Nova Scotia has received a 1997 Gold Leaf Award from the Canadian
Council on Ecological Areas.

"It is gratifying to be recognized by a national organization for
the work we have done in developing a protected areas plan," said
Natural Resources Minister Ken MacAskill. "This award is a source
of pride for all Nova Scotians."

The award was presented to Department of Natural Resources
representative Dale Smith (manager, parks planning) at the
Canadian Council on Ecological Areas annual conference in
Fredericton on Sept. 15. It was awarded "In recognition of the
Department's success in developing and implementing a
comprehensive protected area plan for conserving Nova Scotia's

A similar award was also presented to the Tobeatic Wilderness
Committee for its efforts to promote establishment of the
Tobeatic Wilderness Area in southwestern Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas is a national non-profit
organization of government, private sector and research community
representatives committed to improving the foundation of science
and co-operation necessary to establish a comprehensive network
of protected areas.


Contact: Dale Smith
         Natural Resources

ngr                September 25, 1997                4:00 pm