Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Natural Island Christmas trees are a beautiful and safe part of the holiday season. Locally produced trees are environmentally friendly and provide income and employment in many rural communities. Island growers produce fresh, fragrant trees and wreaths suited to your holiday festivities and activities.
Over the last few years, many Island farmers have planted trees to create hedgerows along fields and wind breaks around their homes and buildings to reduce heating costs and noise. The Shelterbelt/Buffer Zone planting program is accepting applications for the 2014 planting season.
Untreated firewood, even small bundles, can quickly move harmful forest insects and disease pests from one region to another. This summer, please ask your friends, relatives and visitors from away to leave their firewood home and buy some when they get here.
The Island's ice fishing season opens on January 1, 2014. Winter ice fishing is restricted to Glenfinnan and O’Keefe’s Lakes. Anglers should retain their angling license and their Wildlife Conservation License. For more information, consult the 2013 Angling Summary.