News releases from Lands and Forestry (Page 1)

Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

Lands and Forestry / COVID - 19

Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3.

La surveillance des plages débute le 1er juillet

Lands and Forestry

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront profiter de leurs plages préférées sous l'oeil vigilant de sauveteurs qualifiés à compter du mercredi 1er juillet.

Lifeguards Supervise Provincial Beaches Starting July 1

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotians can enjoy their favourite beaches this summer under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards starting Wednesday, July 1.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Camping Season Opening in June With Safety Measures In Place

Lands and Forestry

The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park and Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial camping parks are set to reopen in June with new measures in place to ensure Nova Scotians can safely enjoy their visits.

Des mesures sanitaires accompagnent l’ouverture du parc faunique Shubenacadie et de la saison de camping

Lands and Forestry

Le parc faunique Shubenacadie et les 20 terrains de camping provinciaux pourront rouvrir en juin avec de nouvelles mesures sanitaires pour que les Néo-Écossais puissent profiter de leur visite en toute sécurité.

Les équipes luttent contre plusieurs feux de forêt

Lands and Forestry

Les conditions actuelles où tout est sec dans la province alimentent plusieurs feux de forêt incontrôlés et les équipes de la province et les organismes partenaires s’activent déjà.

Crews Respond to Several Wildfires

Lands and Forestry

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

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

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

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 / 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shubenacadie Sam predicts six more weeks of winter.