1142 releases issued in the specified time period for Natural Resources
April 9, 2008 9:08 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Help Avoid Bear Encounters
After hibernating all winter, bears will soon be looking for food, and Nova Scotians are being asked to make sure they are not sending the message that residential communities are a good place for bears to feed.
April 8, 2008 1:51 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Opening Day Park Reservations a Roaring Success
The reservation system for Nova Scotia's provincial parks opened this year's camping season with a bang. The beginning of only the second year of the user-friendly system resulted in more than triple the number of first-day reservations.
April 2, 2008 2:56 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--National Wildlife Week, April 6 to 12
Nova Scotians are doing their part to celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 6 to 12, thanks to participation by the Department of Natural Resources and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.
March 31, 2008 10:23 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Enjoy Successful Season in 2007
About 44,000 licensed hunters enjoyed the woods and wetlands of Nova Scotia during last year's successful hunting season.
March 28, 2008 10:37 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Properties Added to Crown Land Base
The province is finalizing details on several land purchases, including the first transactions under its forestry transition program.
March 27, 2008 3:32 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Cape Breton Annual Moose Hunt Applications
With another successful moose hunting season completed, applications are about to be accepted for the 2008 annual moose draw lottery.
March 26, 2008 1:38 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Camping Season Not Far Away
NOTE: The new camping seasons for each Nova Scotia provincial park follows the release.
Opening and closing dates of camping parks have changed so campers will have more opportunities to enjoy Nova Scotia's provincial parks this year.
March 26, 2008 11:32 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Burning Permits Required Beginning April 1
Nova Scotians who want to set fires within 305 metres of the woods will require a provincial burning permit in seven counties beginning Tuesday, April 1.
March 20, 2008 11:08 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Grass Fire Caution Urged
Each spring in Nova Scotia, grass fires that are intentionally set to clear away old vegetation and yard debris blaze out of control and destroy hundreds of hectares of wild land.
March 12, 2008 8:48 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--No Contact with Spring Wildlife
Each spring, people come across newborn wildlife in Nova Scotia's woodlands that appear to be lost or abandoned and many choose to treat those wild animals as pets.
March 10, 2008 10:40 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Research Funding for Christmas Trees
Nova Scotia is committed to making Christmas trees the best they can be.
February 28, 2008 9:47 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Firefighters Save Province's Forests
Nova Scotia's forests and wildlands were consumed and threatened by more fires in 2007. But the total area burned by those fires was contained to half the previous year's losses, thanks largely to the efforts of firefighters from across the province.
February 25, 2008 1:53 PM
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park Gets Official Designation Department of Natural Resources February 25, 2008 12:41 PM
February 15, 2008 8:46 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunters Helping the Hungry's Continued Success
Nova Scotia's hunters helped many local families by contributing to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The program's second year provided more than 775 kilograms of deer and moose meat for the province's food banks.
February 4, 2008 11:39 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Tree Identification Guide Now Online
Landowners, teachers and students have a new, interactive way of learning about Nova Scotia's native trees. The Department of Natural Resources has added a presentation on tree identification to its library of educational resources.
January 29, 2008 2:35 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam To Predict Weather, Celebrate Wetlands
This Saturday, Shubenacadie Sam, Nova Scotia's weather predicting groundhog, will host his annual Feb. 2, party at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.
January 25, 2008 11:13 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Conservation Licence Plates Making a Difference
Twelve conservation projects will receive $82,000 from the Nova Scotia Species at Risk Conservation Fund. Most of the project funding was raised through the Nova Scotia Conservation Licence Plate Program.
January 21, 2008 12:43 PM
HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION/NATURAL RESOURCES--Call for OHV Trails Program Applications
Trail development groups have until March 7 to apply for a part of the next round of funding assistance available under the Off-highway Vehicle Infrastructure Fund.
January 18, 2008 2:08 PM
NATURAL RESOURCES--Province, Forestry Safety Society Sign Agreement
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia will be better able to develop and deliver top-notch safety programs for Christmas tree growers, loggers, sawmill workers, truckers and other society members thanks to an investment by the province.
January 16, 2008 10:07 AM
NATURAL RESOURCES--New Scaling Manual Available Online
Updated legislation and regulations simplify and standardize the way Nova Scotians measure the quantity of wood products that come from harvested trees. And a new manual, which prescribes the procedures, is now available online.