Plan Will Protect Important Lands, Enhance Parks

People in the province are invited to help define the final plan to manage and protect Nova Scotia's natural spaces.

The Province released the draft parks and protected areas plan on February 28.

The plan also meets the goal of reviewing the province's parks system, which is included in The Path We Share, Nova Scotia's natural resources strategy.

The province would protect more than 13 per cent of its lands, surpassing its legislated goal to protect at least 12 per cent of Nova Scotia. Currently, about 9.3 per cent is protected.

In the past several years, many people and groups, including Mi'kmaq, have been consulted at each stage of the 12 per cent plan and during research for the parks system.

Nova Scotians have until May 1 to review and comment on the document. Feedback will help shape the final plan.

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