Wildlife Program Areas

Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources has four management programs.

The Biodiversity Program is responsible, in partnership with other governments, industry, non-government organizations, and the public, for the conservation and sustainable use of a large portion of the province's wildlife.

The Furbearers and Upland Game Program is responsible for the management of various species of furbearing mammals and upland game, (i.e. snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, ringnecked pheasants and Hungarian partridge).

The Large Mammals Program is responsible for the effective development, implementation and evaluation of management programs to maintain populations of white-tailed deer, moose and black bear at biologically and socially acceptable levels and to allocate appropriate and equitable uses of these wildlife resources in a manner beneficial to the people of Nova Scotia.

The Ecosystems and Habitats Program is responsible, in partnership with other governmental and non governmental agencies, industry, and the public, for the conservation and sustainable use of Nova Scotia's habitats and associated wildlife resources.