Land Acquisitions

The Department of Natural Resources acquires land to support departmental programs and priorities, including forestry, parks, recreation, wildlife, and the preservation of coastal and biodiversity values. Land is acquired through provincial capital funds; by exchanging Crown land with private land owners or another level of government (federal or municipal); through donations; by working with community groups or land trusts; and through the Owner Unknown process under the Municipal Government Act and Halifax City Charter.

Land Acquisitions Since 2006

Transactions Completed under the Ministerial Land Transaction Regulations (MLTR)

Through the MLTR Government has authorized the Minister of Natural Resources to complete smaller, less complex land transactions, without the requirement of going to Cabinet. Below are annual reports of transactions completed by the department.