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2016 Angling Season

The Island's annual Angling Season runs from April 15, 2016 until early fall. For more information on angling licenses, special seasons and/or restrictions, fish identification and fishing regulations, consult the 2016 Angling Summary. The Summary is available on line or free of charge at angling license retailers across PEI.

Island Garden Centres

Starting May 1st, Islanders can purchase high quality native trees and shrubs from participating garden centres and nurseries across PEI. These seedlings were grown at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery and are well suited to many different landscaping, environmental pr0tection and wildlife habitat needs.

Wildlife in Spring
Skunk picture taken at East Point: Credit - JoAnne Dunphy

As winter's snow recede, many wildlife species are emerging looking for food, shelter and places to raise their young and sometimes this creates conflicts between animals and humans. With some time and effort many of these conflicts can be eased or avoided.

Burning Permits Required
Starting March 15, burning permits are required for all outdoor burning operations.

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.

Hedgerow Program Accepting Applications

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 2016 planting season.



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