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: