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.
The 2015 Winter Woodlot Tour will be held on Saturday, January 31, 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.
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 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.