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Department of Natural Resources

Travel In Woods During Woods Closure Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
  Anyone who wants to travel on forest land while a travel ban (woods closure) is in force. Woods closure / travel bans usually occurs when the forest gets extremely dry, and the hazard of fire is extreme. The goal is to try to reduce the risk of fire by keeping people out of the woods.

A permit is not required by the owner of forest land or their servant, agent or assigns.

During such bans, permission to travel in connection with industrial operations may be granted.

Other exemptions may apply, depending on the location; contact your local Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources for advice.
Issuing Department / Agency:
  N.S. Department of Natural Resources
Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
  Central Regional Office (Truro)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
664 Prince St.
(Arlington St. entrance)
Truro, NS  B2N 1G6

Tel: 902-893-6350
Fax: 902-893-5613

Western Regional Office (Lunenburg)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Green Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Tel: 902-634-7557
Fax: 902-634-7577
 

Eastern Regional Office (Coxheath, Cape Breton)
Regional Director
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
300 Mountain Road
Sydney, NS B1L 1A9

Tel: 902-563-3370
Fax: 902-567-2535

OR

Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)

Application Forms & Process:
  An application can be made at the nearest Local or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

If all requirements are met, and the application is approved, the permit can be issued over the counter or can be sent to the applicant by mail.
Waiting Period:
  Same day
Expiry & Renewal:
  This permit is valid for the time period stated on it. It is renewable. The renewal process is started by the permit holder before it expires.
Price:
  Free
Related Requirements:
  None
Additional Information:
  A permit may be suspended at any time.
Legislative Authority:
  Forests Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 10, Section 25



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