Forests, Fish and Wildlife
After a long winter, the Island's annual Angling Season is set to start on April 15, 2014. For more information on angling licenses, special seasons and/or restrictions, fish identification and fishing regulations, consult the 2014 Angling Summary. The Summary is available on line or free of charge at angling license retailers across PEI.
The province has released the 2010 State of the Forest Report. This report identifies changes and trends that occurred in Island forests over the last ten years and updates information on the area, use, and composition of the Islandís public and private forest lands.
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 popular Public Land Atlas has been updated and revised to reflect a number of changes requested by the people who use these lands for recreation, bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing. The updated Atlas is available free of charge on line or in print for $34 at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery in Charlottetown.