Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Due to poor weather, the 2015 Winter Woodlot Tour has been delayed until Saturday, February 15, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Brookvale Nordic Ski on Route #13. The day is designed to provide Islanders with a better understanding of the role forests play in maintaining healthy ecosystems and to demonstrate sustainable forest management concepts.
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.
Applications for the 2015 Wildlife Conservation Fund Spring season are now being accepted. Interested groups can access the application form at:
The Island's ice fishing season opens on January 1, 2015. 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 2014 Angling Summary.
The Public Land Atlas has been updated to reflect a number of changes suggested by Islanders who use public lands for recreation, bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing. The updated Atlas makes a great Christmas gift and is available for $34 at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery complex at 183 Upton Rd., Charlottetown.