Farmers are known as stewards of the land and take pride in ensuring a healthy environment for generations to come.
The Environment Act lays out the framework that companies, individuals, and governments must follow in order to help manage and protect Nova Scotia’s environment. In addition to the Act, there are also a number of regulations to protect specific things in our environment, such as our water supplies.
Nova Scotia’s dykeland system protects agricultural land, public infrastructure, cultural assets and commercial and residential properties throughout the province. To protect these ecologically significant areas, The Agriculture Marshland Conservation Act was established.
The Agricultural Weed Control Act details the governance and bylaws of noxious weeds and agricultural weed control.
The Department of Environment & Climate Change: Legislation has a comprehensive and up to date list of environmental legislation in Nova Scotia. Visit the Environment & Climate Change: Legislation Site Here.
Environmental Farm Plan Program
The Nova Scotia Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program is an educational program, delivered by the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. The EFP program helps farmers identify and assess environmental risks on their properties and enables farmers to incorporate environmental considerations into their everyday business decisions.
The EFP Program is confidential, practical, available at no cost to the farm, and is available to all registered farms.
If you’re new to the EFP program, you can sign up here.