At the 40th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (2016), they passed RESOLUTION 40-3 – RESOLUTION ON ECOLOGICAL CONNECTIVITY, ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE, AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION http://www.scics.ca/en/product-produit/resolution-40-3-resolution-on-ecological-connectivity-adaptation-to-climate-change-and-biodiversity-conservation
The governors and premiers recognize the importance of ecological connectivity for the adaptability and resilience of our region’s ecosystems, biodiversity and human communities in the face of climate change; and acknowledge the need to work across landscapes and borders to advance efforts to restore and maintain ecological connectivity
NEG/ECP requested the Committee on the Environment to form a working group through the 44th Annual NEG/ECP Conference in 2020. The working group should coordinate these efforts and report back at least every two years on current and planned activities supportive of the goals of this Resolution.
Nova Scotia government has started to undertake its own work and coordination on ecological connectivity. Department of Lands and Forestry is taking the lead on coordinating ecological connectivity work in the province by engaging multiple NS government departments, municipal governments, the federal government, the Mi'kmaq community, environmental organizations and the forest industry.
Nova Scotia’s Ecological Connectivity Working Group Representatives:
Mr. Bruce Stewart, Manager of Forest Planning and Research
Dr. Peter Bush, Provincial Landscape Ecologist