News releases from Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021) (Page 3)

Crews Respond to Several Wildfires

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Dry conditions across the province are fueling several wildfires and the province’s crews and partner organizations are responding.

Porters Lake Wildfire Under Control

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

The wildfire in the Porters Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality that reached an estimated 50 hectares, is now considered under control. About 60 per cent is contained and crews remain on site to ensure it is properly extinguished. The two helicopter crews that were on the scene today, May 24, have been released from duty.

Porters Lake Wildfire

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Provincial wildfire fighting crews are fighting a wildfire in the Porters Lake area of Halifax Regional Municipality. The fire is estimated to cover about 40 hectares, but is growing.

Chester Grant Fire Update, May 23, 10 a.m.

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Provincial wildfire fighting crews returned at first light today, May 23, to the Chester Grant, Lunenburg Co., area to fight a forest fire that started Friday, May 22. There are 14 fire departments, water supply tankers and Lands and Forestry staff on the scene.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park to Close

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021) / COVID - 19

Given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close to the public Sunday, March 15, until further notice. It will reopen when appropriate.

Burn Restrictions Begin March 15

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Spring is on the way and so is wildfire risk season. Nova Scotians are reminded provincial burn restrictions come into effect Sunday, March 15, and to check online before starting a fire.

Interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Le printemps est à nos portes, tout comme la saison de risque élevé de feu de forêt. On rappelle aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse que les interdictions de brûlage entrent en vigueur le dimanche 15 mars et qu'ils doivent consulter le site Web avant d'allumer un feu.

Prochaine phase des consultations sur la gestion forestière écologique

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Le gouvernement maintient son engagement envers la gestion forestière écologique. C'est pourquoi le ministère des Terres et des Forêts mène une consultation sur deux recommandations clés du rapport Lahey au sujet des pratiques de gestion forestière.

Next Phase of Ecological Forestry Consultations

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Government remains committed to adopting ecological forestry. That is why the Department of Lands and Forestry is consulting on two key recommendations from the Lahey review of forest management practices.

Trust Fund Provides More Support for Forestry Sector’s Transition

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

The forestry sector needs time to diversify and move toward a sustainable future. That is why the transition fund announced in December will be placed in trust – so it is available for use over multiple years.

Silviculture and Roadwork For Forestry Sector

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Forestry contractors and woodlot owners can begin to apply for additional silviculture and roadwork, starting Feb. 14.

Provincial Campsite Bookings Begin in April

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Campers should start thinking about their next outdoor adventure at one of Nova Scotia’s 20 camping parks. Reservations for the 2020 camping season will open April 2 and 3.

Public Buildings Converting to Wood Heat

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Replacing imported fossil fuels with a locally sourced renewable resource will create a new market for lower grade forest fibre and reduce the carbon footprint of public buildings.

Shubenacadie Sam Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Shubenacadie Sam predicts six more weeks of winter.

Groundhog Day Celebrations Cancelled Due to Storm

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Groundhog Day celebrations at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park are being cancelled because of winter storm conditions forecast for this weekend.

Shubenacadie Sam Ready for Groundhog Day Prediction

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam and watch him make his annual season change prediction from his home on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m.

Three Nova Scotians Join Canadian Team Helping Fight Australia Wildfires

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Three staff from the Department of Lands and Forestry will be departing Wednesday, Jan. 15, to join a Canadian team travelling to Australia to help battle ongoing wildfires.

Winners Selected in Licence of a Lifetime Draw

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

Two Nova Scotians will not have to worry about purchasing hunting or fishing licences for the rest of their lives.

Strong Camping Season for Provincial Parks

Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

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 (July 2018 - Aug. 2021)

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.