News releases from Lands and Forestry (Page 1)

Strong Camping Season for Provincial Parks

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks had a strong 2019 season with nearly 80,000 campsite nights booked.

Pictou County Family Donate Tree for Boston

Lands and Forestry

Pictou County is home to this year’s annual Tree for Boston, a gift to the city of Boston to thank them for their efforts following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

Ministerial Advisory Committee Appointed

Lands and Forestry

Moving Nova Scotia toward an ecological forestry management approach will consider the best available science and perspectives from people and organizations from across the province.

L’ouragan Dorian force la fermeture des parcs provinciaux

Lands and Forestry

Les terrains de camping, les plages et les parcs d’utilisation diurne de la province ainsi que le Parc faunique provincial Shubenacadie fermeront à la tombée du jour le vendredi 6 septembre à cause des très mauvaises conditions météorologiques provoquées par l’ouragan Dorian. Des remboursements seront accordés pour les réservations annulées en raison de la fermeture des installations. Le service des réservations dans les parcs communiquera avec tous les campeurs pour coordonner les remboursements. Les campeurs voudront peut-être réserver un terrain de camping pour une autre journée.

Provincial Parks Closed Due to Hurricane Dorian

Lands and Forestry

All provincial campgrounds, beaches and day-use parks, and the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, will close at dusk on Friday, Sept. 6, because of severe weather conditions expected from Hurricane Dorian.

Grant Funding, Provincial Strategy Support Trail Development

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotians and visitors will soon have access to improved trails across the province.

Applications Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Lands and Forestry

Starting tomorrow, Aug. 1, hunters can apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2019 hunting season. There are 5,000 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year.

Hants Family Named Woodland Owners of the Year

Lands and Forestry

For this year’s top woodland owner, working in the woods has been a family affair for three generations.

Family Activities on Canada’s Parks Day, July 20

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia is celebrating Canada's Parks Day on Saturday, July 20, with fun, nature-based activities and unique learning experiences for families.

Nova Scotia Wildfire Crew Heading to Ontario

Lands and Forestry

NOTE TO EDITORS: The crew will arrive at the main terminal of Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Friday, July 5 at 4:30 a.m. for their flight to Toronto. The airport is located at 1 Bell Blvd, Enfield. Media will need to show proof of identification.

Bridging the Divide in Forestry, Op-ed

Lands and Forestry

Forestry has been part of the foundation of our economy for many decades and has experienced significant changes over time.

Retour à la plage pour les sauveteurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Lands and Forestry

Le temps chaud est synonyme de plages achalandées et les sauveteurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse surveilleront les nageurs à compter du samedi 29 juin prochain.

Back to the Beaches for Nova Scotia Lifeguards

Lands and Forestry

Warm weather means busy beaches and Nova Scotia’s lifeguards will be supervising swimmers starting Saturday, June 29.

Program Teaches Camping, Fishing Basics

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotians curious about camping can register for a fun and informative overnight experience at a provincial park.

Ministerial Statement, Harvest Plan on Hold

Lands and Forestry

Over the past few days I have heard from concerned community members and recently received information that points to there being species at risk in the proposed harvest area between Dalhousie and Corbett Lakes in Annapolis County.

Progress on Ecological Forestry

Lands and Forestry

Scientists, researchers, and subject-matter experts are working with Department of Lands and Forestry staff to improve Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests.

Nova Scotia Sending Wildfire Crew to Alberta

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight wildfires in Alberta.

Application Dates for Annual Cape Breton Moose Hunt

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotians can apply for the annual moose licence lottery starting today, May 17.

Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks

Lands and Forestry

Provincial parks will begin opening Friday, May 17, for a season filled with camping, hiking, swimming and exploring nature.

Évitez les interactions avec les animaux sauvages dans votre cour

Lands and Forestry

Les gens peuvent réduire le risque d'interactions avec des animaux sauvages dans leur quartier en suivant les conseils des experts du ministère des Terres et des Forêts.