News releases from Lands and Forestry (Page 1)

Applications Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Lands and Forestry

Hunters can now apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2021 hunting season. There are 5,175 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year.

Province Releases Key Guides as Part of Ecological Forestry Implementation

Lands and Forestry

The province is sharing new guidance tools for mixed forests and high-production forestry zones and is now shifting to implementation planning for ecological forestry.

Nova Scotia Sending Wildfire Crews to Help Provinces Battling Fires

Lands and Forestry

Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight wildfires in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Province Continues to Invest In Ecological Forestry, Skilled Forestry Workers

Premier's Office / Lands and Forestry

The province is investing $5.4 million to help keep skilled Nova Scotians working in the woods while supporting the shift to ecological forestry.

Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1

Lands and Forestry

Beachgoers can cool off and enjoy the water under the watchful eye of lifeguards starting Thursday, July 1.

New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation

Environment and Climate Change / Lands and Forestry

The Nova Scotia government has added a wilderness area near St. Margarets Bay to the list of proposed protected areas slated for consultation.

Provincial Parks Delay Camping Season

Lands and Forestry / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia Provincial Parks is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Application Dates for Annual Cape Breton Moose Hunt

Lands and Forestry

The annual Cape Breton moose hunt licence lottery will open May 3 at noon.

Province To Protect More Land and Parks

Environment and Climate Change / Lands and Forestry

The Rankin government intends to designate 61 more wilderness areas, nature reserves and provincial parks across the province to protect Nova Scotia’s unique biodiversity and habitats for mainland moose, Atlantic salmon, migratory birds and other species.

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 (Oct. 2007 - Feb. 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 (April 2008 - Feb. 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.