The main purpose in preparing this Mineral Resource Land-Use Atlas (MRLU) online interactive map is to provide the public with a single geographic compilation of mineral resource and related land-use information at a reasonably detailed scale. A key objective is to create a useful reference for practitioners working in land-use and environmental planning, geotechnical firms and groups involved in community economic development. The MRLU map displays the location and distribution of mineral and energy resources and related activities as well as aspects of environmental geology that relate to land-use and environmental planning. Special land-use designations on Crown and some privately-owned land are shown to indicate how Nova Scotia's land base varies regarding the ability of mineral resource interests to access land and hold secure tenure.
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