1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
July 9, 2010 12:41 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Accepting Applications for Non-Motorized Moose Hunt
Applications for the 2010 non-motorized moose hunt in the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness area of Cape Breton will be accepted from 7 a.m., Saturday, July 10, to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 25.
July 2, 2010 2:15 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Natural Resources Strategy Will Be Clear, Thoughtful, Informed, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell.
Recently, I received a report recommending how the province should manage its parks, minerals, forests and biodiversity. The report, named A Natural Balance: Working Toward Nova Scotia's Natural Resources Strategy, was prepared by a panel of prominent Nova Scotians and gives us direction to write a new strategy to manage natural resources. It calls on all of us to be bold and courageous, because the status quo is not an option.
June 23, 2010 2:28 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Changes to Wildlife Act Regulations
The latest changes to regulations under the provincial wildlife act will provide greater opportunities to all Nova Scotia hunters, including youth and the disabled.
June 22, 2010 10:54 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Government Signs Partnership Agreement on Working Demonstration Forest
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to enhance their understanding of sustainable forest management through a working demonstration forest.
May 20, 2010 3:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Events Kicks Off
This season, visitors to Nova Scotia's provincial parks can participate in events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Park Events Guide highlights educational opportunities and the many possibilities for outdoor adventure.
May 18, 2010 1:32 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Sable Island to be Designated National Park
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell and Jim Prentice, Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, today, May 18, announced that the province and the government of Canada will take the necessary steps to designate Sable Island as a national park under the Canada National Parks Act.
May 14, 2010 3:56 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Operation Safe Start Has Begun
Summer is beckoning and conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources want to make it a safe one for Nova Scotians.
May 13, 2010 11:15 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Habitat Conservation Fund Helps 15 Projects
NOTE: A list of 15 projects selected by the Habitat Conservation Fund follows the release.
Nova Scotians will have a chance to learn more about unique species and their habitats through this year's projects included in the province's Habitat Conservation Fund.
May 7, 2010 9:56 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Panel Makes Recommendations on Natural Resources
Nova Scotia is another step closer to having a new strategy that will protect its natural resources, while supporting jobs and the economy.
May 6, 2010 2:09 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Public Asked to Help Reduce Nuisance Bear Encounters
Bears have awoken from their winter hibernation and need to be discouraged from searching for food in residential areas.
May 6, 2010 9:57 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Application Dates Announced for Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The application process for the 2010 annual moose licence lottery begins at 5 p.m., Friday, May 7.
April 22, 2010 11:42 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province announces Plan to Reduce Aggressive Coyote Behavior
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell has announced a four-part program to reduce aggressive coyote behaviour and make communities safer.
April 8, 2010 2:19 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Finalizing Details of Cape Breton Moose Hunt
The 2010 annual moose licence lottery will be held at the Baddeck Fire Hall, Victoria Co., on Thursday, June 24.
April 7, 2010 11:20 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--A Successful Season for Hunters in 2009
Last year, Nova Scotia's woods and wetlands hosted over 40,000 licensed hunters who helped the province manage wildlife populations.
April 1, 2010 1:49 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week, April 4 to 10
Nova Scotians can celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 4 to 10 by participating in a hike to learn more about lichen or in a student video contest.
March 31, 2010 2:16 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Provincial Parks: Discover Our Nature
Nova Scotians are invited to step away from the day-to-day and enjoy nature's finest experiences while visiting Nova Scotia provincial camping parks.
March 24, 2010 11:11 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENT--Province Completes Large Land Purchase Program
NOTE: Maps of the land purchases are available at www.gov.ns.ca/natr
The province has finalized its unprecedented Large Land Purchase Program, acquiring in this fiscal year more than 140,000 acres of land -- equivalent to one-and-a-half times the size of Kejimkujik National Park.
March 12, 2010 10:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province Seeks Input on Deer Hunting Zones
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input to revise provincial deer-management zone boundaries to better manage the population and provide more harvesting opportunities.
March 12, 2010 9:41 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Get Prepared for Fire Season
The province is seeing an increase in grass fires earlier this year and is urging people to take steps to prevent home and property damage.
March 11, 2010 2:04 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Take Steps to Discourage Coyotes
Coyote sightings around the province are prompting officials to remind Nova Scotians of steps to take to discourage wildlife from scavenging near homes and what to do should they encounter a coyote.