Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Prince Edward Island has a small but vibrant Maple Syrup industry. Beginning in March, many Island producers welcome people to visit their sugar bush and see how this truly Canadian treat is made.
The Island's annual Angling Season runs from April 15, 2015 until early fall. For more information on angling licenses, special seasons and/or restrictions, fish identification and fishing regulations, consult the 2015 Angling Summary. The Summary is available on line or free of charge at angling license retailers across PEI.
PEI's forest fire season extends from March 15th to the end of November. During this period all outdoor fires must be accompanied by a valid burning permit, conducted only under the proper burning conditions and burning only allowable materials. The most dangerous time for Island forest fires is the period from mid April to mid June.
As winter's snow recede, many wildlife species are emerging looking for food, shelter and places to raise their young and sometimes this creates conflicts between animals and humans. With some time and effort many of these conflicts can be eased or avoided.
The Forest Investment Program (FIP) enables qualified land owners to borrow up to $5,000 to help them cover off their share of forest management treatments. Low interest FIP Loans are repayable in small monthly payments over a maximum of five years. For more information, contact the Forests, Fish and Wildlife division or visit the FIP web site.