Environment Regulations

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.