News releases from Lands and Forestry (Page 1)

Changes to Biodiversity Act

Premier's Office / Lands and Forestry

The province is introducing changes to the Biodiversity Act to address concerns from provincial stakeholders and ensure collaboration remains a key focus, as was always intended.

Legislation Will Accelerate Land Title Claims in Historic African Nova Scotian Communities

Justice / Communities, Culture and Heritage / Lands and Forestry / Municipal Affairs

The Rankin government is introducing legislation that will help speed up the settling of land claims and address land ownership inequities in five historic African Nova Scotian communities.

Recognizing Excellence in Private Woodlot Management

Lands and Forestry

Private woodlots are vital to maintaining healthy forests and a strong economy. That’s why the province recognizes private woodlot owners for outstanding stewardship and management practices.

Burn Restrictions Begin March 15

Lands and Forestry

Warmer, drier weather in the spring increases the risk of wildfires. That is why Nova Scotians should put safety first and check burn restrictions before starting a fire.

Interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars

Lands and Forestry

Le temps plus chaud et plus sec du printemps augmente le risque de feu de forêt. C'est pourquoi les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse doivent faire preuve de prudence et vérifier si des interdictions sont en vigueur avant d'allumer un feu.

Biodiversity, Crown Lands Legislation Focuses on Protection of Ecosystems

Lands and Forestry

Today, March 11, the Rankin government introduced the Biodiversity Act — new legislation that will preserve and protect Nova Scotia’s unique ecosystems, wild animals, plants, lakes and forests for future generations.

Provincial Campsite Bookings Begin in April

Lands and Forestry

Now is the time to start planning your summer camping adventure as reservations for Nova Scotia’s provincial parks 2021 camping season open April 6, 7 and 8.

Special Move Permits Available for Forestry Sector

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / Lands and Forestry

Forestry contractors looking to move wood or equipment over short distances on provincial roads can apply for special move permits prior to spring weight restrictions taking effect. This is a short-term measure to help keep people in the forestry sector working.

Province To Achieve Land Protection Goal

Environment (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Lands and Forestry

Protected areas are an important part of conserving Nova Scotia’s unique habitats, coastline and biodiversity, while providing places for people to connect with nature.

Consultation publique sur l'ébauche du guide de gestion forestière

Lands and Forestry

Le gouvernement provincial continue de faire des progrès dans la mise en oeuvre du modèle de triade pour la foresterie écologique sur les terres de la Couronne de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Draft Forest Management Guide Open for Public Consultation

Lands and Forestry

The province continues to make progress implementing the triad model of ecological forestry on Nova Scotia’s Crown lands.

On invite les commentaires des propriétaires forestiers

Lands and Forestry

Le gouvernement, en partenariat avec l'équipe de transition du secteur forestier, invite les propriétaires forestiers privés à répondre à un sondage en ligne à compter d'aujourd'hui 20 janvier.

Seeking Input from Woodland Owners

Lands and Forestry

Government, in partnership with the Forestry Transition Team, is inviting private woodland owners to complete an online survey, launched today, Jan. 20.

Province Expands Parking at Crystal Crescent Beach

Lands and Forestry

More beachcombers, swimmers and hikers will soon be able to visit and safely park at one of Nova Scotia’s most popular beach parks.

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens

Lands and Forestry / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s forestry sector operators can apply to recover extra costs for keeping their employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction

Lands and Forestry

Shubenacadie Sam is turning to technology to help predict the arrival of spring.

Provincial Parks Filled with Local Visitors in 2020

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks had another successful year, welcoming more than 247,000 visitors at camping parks and over one million at day-use parks.

Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia is sending some love to Boston, by way of Cape Breton.

Renewed Loan Board Provides Greater Access to Financing to Forestry Sector

Agriculture / Lands and Forestry

Forestry companies can better develop and adapt their businesses with easier access to financing. This has been a common theme delivered by the sector and that is why government has developed an improved lending program for forestry companies.

Contracts Awarded for Wood Heat Projects

Lands and Forestry

The province is another step closer to using locally sourced wood chips to heat public buildings.