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New forestry commission to help set a course for the future of PEI’s forests

Jan 31, 2023 A new forestry commission will help review the Island’s forest policy and legislation. “As we work to implement all the recommendations of the emergency forestry task force in the wake of Hurricane Fiona, our new forestry commission will help us with long term planning to increase the resiliency of our forests. Healthy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20239 Views

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High Production Forest Zone in Place

January 17, 2023 The Province has dedicated a high production forest zone, completing its triad model of ecological forestry. This will support the economy while ensuring that 90 per cent of Crown land is managed with biodiversity as the top priority. “We now have all three parts of the triad model of ecological forestry in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202312 Views

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Government of Canada Extends Funding for Spruce Budworm Research to Protect Forests in Atlantic Canada

From: Natural Resources Canada December 16, 2022 Communities across Canada depend on healthy forests for their ecosystems and economies. Protecting the health of our forests from invasive species is a priority for our government. The spruce budworm is the most destructive pest for spruce–fir forests in Canada, and outbreaks can result in significant losses of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202228 Views

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GNB: Province achieves goal of protecting 10 per cent of land and freshwater

13 December 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government announced today that it is protecting an additional 277,900 hectares of Crown land to reach its goal of protecting 10 per cent of the province’s land and freshwater. This is the largest ever single expansion of protected areas in the province. “In 2020, we committed to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 202224 Views

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Videoconference of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM)

Videoconference, October 20, 2022 – Today, federal, provincial and territorial forest ministers1 met virtually for the mid-year meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), chaired by the Honourable Mike Holland, New Brunswick Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development. Ministers acknowledged the devastating impacts of wildfires on families, homes, communities, culturally significant areas, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2022110 Views

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MP Fisher Announces $3.7 Million for Clean Energy and Equity Network in Nova Scotia

From: Natural Resources Canad October 13, 2022 Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impacts of climate change. The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous communities, provinces, municipalities, industry and others to implement climate solutions. By investing in renewable energy initiatives that support energy independence and economic development while lowering GHG emissions, we can […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202236 Views

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Province Sets Offshore Wind Target

September 20, 2022 The Province has set a target to offer leases for five gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 to support its budding green hydrogen industry. “Setting this target sends a clear signal to the world that Nova Scotia is open for business and becoming an international leader in offshore wind and green […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2022157 Views

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NS Government: All Old-Growth Forest Protected

August 18, 2022 All old-growth forest on Crown land is now protected as part of the Province’s new approach to ecological forestry. Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, announced an updated old-growth forest policy is effective today, August 18. “Protecting our old-growth forests is part of our ongoing work to implement ecological forestry […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2022167 Views

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Public Advisory: Request for Proposals Now Open for Labrador Timber Development

July 12, 2022 The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to pursue commercial timber development opportunities in Forest Management District 19A in Labrador. This RFP is open to any person, firm, joint venture, partnership, or other legal entity, including Indigenous governments, with an interest in the commercial development […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 2022107 Views

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Minister Wilkinson Outlines Process to Create Sustainable Jobs in Atlantic Canada Ahead of Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference

From: Natural Resources Canada News release Left to right: Norm Dimmell (Chair, St. John’s Board of Trade); The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. (Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl); Joanne Thompson (Member of Parliament for St. John’s East); AnnMarie Boudreau (CEO, St. John’s Board of Trade); The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2022120 Views

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