News releases from Lands and Forestry

Government to Improve Forest Practices

Lands and Forestry

Government’s changes to forest practices will increase ecological protection and biodiversity, and lead the province to a more sustainable forestry sector.

Christmas Trees Donated to Local Charities

Lands and Forestry

The province is making the holiday season brighter and greener with the help of Nova Scotia Christmas trees.

Oxford Family Donates Tree for Boston

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s annual Christmas tree gift to Boston is coming from Cumberland County for the first time.

Record Camping Season for Provincial Parks

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks welcomed a record number of campers in 2018.

Début de la saison de chasse au chevreuil le 26 octobre

Lands and Forestry

La saison de la chasse générale au chevreuil en Nouvelle-Écosse débute le vendredi 26 octobre et se poursuit jusqu'au samedi 1er décembre.

Deer Hunting Season Begins Oct. 26

Lands and Forestry

General deer hunting season in Nova Scotia begins Friday, Oct. 26, and continues to Saturday, Dec. 1.

Canadian Forest Ministers Conference Concludes

Lands and Forestry

Forest ministers from across the country concluded discussions and renewed their vision for Canada’s forests at their annual meeting today, Sept. 7, in Halifax.

Government Employees Kick Off Annual Fundraiser with Harbour Swims

Lands and Forestry / Aboriginal Affairs / Intergovernmental Affairs

Provincial government employees are giving back to their communities and making a splash as they kick off their annual workplace fundraising campaign for United Way with six harbour swims.

Minister Receives Independent Report on Forest Practices

Lands and Forestry

Today, Aug. 21, I received Prof. Bill Lahey’s report on Nova Scotia’s forest practices. He has completed a substantial report and I thank him for his invaluable work in leading this review.

Independent Review of Forest Practices Released

Lands and Forestry

An independent review of the province’s forest practices is recommending fundamental changes to the way forestry is conducted in Nova Scotia.

Applications Available for 2018 Nova Scotia Antlerless Deer Draw

Lands and Forestry

Starting today, Aug. 1, Nova Scotia hunters can apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2018 hunting season. There are 5,000 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year.

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Grants Announced

Lands and Forestry

Groups delivering conservation education, promoting sustainable hunting practises and studying the pressures affecting wildlife populations are receiving grants from the Habitat Conservation Fund.

2018 Woodland Owner of the Year Announced

Lands and Forestry

The provincial winner of the 2018 Woodland Owner of the Year award thrives on the changes of the seasons.

Celebrate Canada's Parks Day, July 21

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia's provincial parks are ready to welcome families and visitors with fun activities and unique learning experiences on Canada's Parks Day, Saturday, July 21.

Nova Scotia’s Wildfire Fighters and Equipment to Help in Ontario and Quebec

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia is sending aid to Ontario and Quebec to help control forest fires.