Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the 15th annual Fall Frolic Cross Country Road Race at the New Harmony Demonstration Woodlot near Souris on Saturday, October 11th. Call 902 961 7296 for information and registration.
The Extended Angling Season allows anglers to lengthen their annual fishing season. For more information on the requirements and registration process visit:
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.
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.
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.