Protected Natural Areas
Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:18 PM
Thanks in advance for any info.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:45 AM
Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:03 AM
I see Nova Scotia is mentioned in the article that Piskahegan linked...
A word to the wise...Become familiar with the intents and practices of your DNR and Environment agencies before you jump on this bandwagon.
Here, they have mandated to 'protect' 12% of our lands which is growing to 17%...which is over half of our existing Crown Lands. Those lands will no longer be Crown Land...they will be Protected Wilderness Area's (PWA's).
Activities that are made illegal?...
All motorized vehicles
All berry picking
Wild flower picking
It is against the law to open or maintain any trail...to move tree falls that block a trail...to even pick up and move a pine cone.
Traditional patterns of hunting and trapping are allowed...until someone complains that they don't feel safe...Then hunting and trapping will be suspended.
For as noble as this undertaking may seem, it is very apparent that its intent is not to limit industry...It's intent is to limit the public.
Governement already controls industry through issuance of permits allowing them to engage in industrial activity...So our new laws are squarely focused on the recreational user.
I guess my point is...It's a 'double-edged sword'...at least down here.
Really, REALLY read up on the restrictions to be placed on these public lands before you give it your support.
A point I forgot to mention...Down here, people who have Crown Leases for their camps / cottages will not be renewed when the lease comes due.
If it is a private road / trail into their existing camp / cottage, they are given a permit for limited use of motorized vehicles to carry materials to make repairs (only) to the property. Otherwise they are to walk.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:00 AM
Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:19 AM
I guess it should be pointed out that the post by Bob Leblanc is about what is proposed for Nova Scotia ...
That is correct, Sako...
Thanks for highlighting that...
Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:26 AM
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