Nova Scotia's land-use plan

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Nova Scotia will begin its public consultations on how to utilize 1.5 million acres of Crown land in the western section of the province in March.

The land-use plan is considering: forestry, agriculture, mineral exploration, renewable energy, wineries, and cranberry and maple syrup production.

Some of the land, that includes property purchased from Bowater Mersey Ltd., will be used for community forests. Talks have also begun to create a Mi'kmaq forestry initiative.

Information on the consultations can be found at:

Organizations: Bowater Mersey

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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  • David R Hebb
    April 09, 2013 - 14:01

    This letter is in regards to the control gates in the Lake Rossignol area.I am definitely in favor of the gates being left closed. Here are a few of the negatives to opening these gates. (1)It is one of the few areas left in Nova Scotia where you can still go and get away from civilization, to do some hunting, fishing or camping. (2)It would put this large wilderness area more at risk for forest fires. (3)Four wheelers would have easy access to Tobeatic and Keji through backwoods roads. (4)It would put more pressure on the endangered moose population of Tobeatic. (5)Logging equipment would more apt to be vandalized. (6) The cost of maintaining roads and the extra labor for protecting our natural parks (Tobeatic&Keji). I have camped,hunted,canoed & fished in this remote back country all my life & I would hate to see this come to an end.