Department of Lands and Forestry

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

For government office and facility closures and event cancellations, visit novascotia.ca/closures.

Latest News

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens
Nova Scotia’s forestry sector operators can apply to recover extra costs for keeping their employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. - 2021/01/13 - 10:38
(full text)
Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction
Shubenacadie Sam is turning to technology to help predict the arrival of spring. - 2021/01/12 - 08:57
(full text)
Provincial Parks Filled with Local Visitors in 2020
Nova Scotia’s provincial parks had another successful year, welcoming more than 247,000 visitors at camping parks and over one million at day-use parks. - 2020/11/18 - 08:59
(full text)
Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers
Nova Scotia is sending some love to Boston, by way of Cape Breton. - 2020/11/06 - 13:45
(full text)
Renewed Loan Board Provides Greater Access to Financing to Forestry Sector
Forestry companies can better develop and adapt their businesses with easier access to financing. This has been a common theme delivered by the sector and that is why government has developed an improved lending program for forestry companies. - 2020/10/07 - 13:37
(full text)
Contracts Awarded for Wood Heat Projects
The province is another step closer to using locally sourced wood chips to heat public buildings. - 2020/09/28 - 11:29
(full text)
Colchester County Couple Named Woodland Owners of the Year
A commitment to sustainable forest practises and an eye for innovation have earned Colchester County couple Stacey and Norman Paupin of Folly Lake the title of provincial Woodland Owners of the Year for 2020. - 2020/09/28 - 10:24
(full text)
Provincial Parks Closed During Hurricane Teddy
A number of provincial campgrounds, day-use parks and all provincial beaches along the South and Eastern shores will close at noon today, Sept. 22, due to severe weather conditions expected with Hurricane Teddy. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will also close at 3 p.m. today. Closures may be extended to other parks if the storm track changes or if there is significant damage. - 2020/09/22 - 10:25
(full text)