Department of Lands and Forestry

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Latest News

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park to Close
Given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close to the public Sunday, March 15, until further notice. It will reopen when appropriate. - 2020/03/14 - 14:25
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Burn Restrictions Begin March 15
Spring is on the way and so is wildfire risk season. Nova Scotians are reminded provincial burn restrictions come into effect Sunday, March 15, and to check online before starting a fire. - 2020/03/13 - 13:08
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Interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars
Le printemps est à nos portes, tout comme la saison de risque élevé de feu de forêt. On rappelle aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse que les interdictions de brûlage entrent en vigueur le dimanche 15 mars et qu'ils doivent consulter le site Web avant d'allumer un feu. - 2020/03/13 - 13:08
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Prochaine phase des consultations sur la gestion forestière écologique
Le gouvernement maintient son engagement envers la gestion forestière écologique. C'est pourquoi le ministère des Terres et des Forêts mène une consultation sur deux recommandations clés du rapport Lahey au sujet des pratiques de gestion forestière. - 2020/02/20 - 12:44
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Next Phase of Ecological Forestry Consultations
Government remains committed to adopting ecological forestry. That is why the Department of Lands and Forestry is consulting on two key recommendations from the Lahey review of forest management practices. - 2020/02/20 - 12:41
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Trust Fund Provides More Support for Forestry Sector’s Transition
The forestry sector needs time to diversify and move toward a sustainable future. That is why the transition fund announced in December will be placed in trust – so it is available for use over multiple years. - 2020/02/12 - 17:08
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Silviculture and Roadwork For Forestry Sector
Forestry contractors and woodlot owners can begin to apply for additional silviculture and roadwork, starting Feb. 14. - 2020/02/04 - 16:56
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Provincial Campsite Bookings Begin in April
Campers should start thinking about their next outdoor adventure at one of Nova Scotia’s 20 camping parks. Reservations for the 2020 camping season will open April 2 and 3. - 2020/02/04 - 09:00
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