Department of Lands and Forestry

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Latest News

Applications Open for Antlerless Deer Draw
Hunters can now apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2021 hunting season. There are 5,175 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year. - 2021/08/03 - 14:00
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Province Releases Key Guides as Part of Ecological Forestry Implementation
The province is sharing new guidance tools for mixed forests and high-production forestry zones and is now shifting to implementation planning for ecological forestry. - 2021/07/16 - 16:07
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Nova Scotia Sending Wildfire Crews to Help Provinces Battling Fires
Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight wildfires in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. - 2021/07/15 - 15:37
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Province Continues to Invest In Ecological Forestry, Skilled Forestry Workers
The province is investing $5.4 million to help keep skilled Nova Scotians working in the woods while supporting the shift to ecological forestry. - 2021/07/05 - 10:13
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Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1
Beachgoers can cool off and enjoy the water under the watchful eye of lifeguards starting Thursday, July 1. - 2021/06/25 - 09:59
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New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation
The Nova Scotia government has added a wilderness area near St. Margarets Bay to the list of proposed protected areas slated for consultation. - 2021/06/09 - 12:37
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Provincial Parks Delay Camping Season
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions. - 2021/05/12 - 09:29
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Application Dates for Annual Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The annual Cape Breton moose hunt licence lottery will open May 3 at noon. - 2021/04/26 - 10:00
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