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Chain Lakes Wilderness Area.  Kings County

It is in the southwest corner of Kings County. The yellow areas include the crown lands proposed for protection based on aerial, forestry mapping and ground and surveys. These are current proposed boundaries but these would be clarified through the planning process for the area

 
 

What Does Protection Mean?

  • Commercial resource development (e.g., mining, forestry, aquaculture, dams, pipelines, etc.) is absolutely prohibited, except where there are pre-existing commitments. 
  • Recreation activities with minimal environmental impact are permitted, including walking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, sport fishing, trapping, and cross-country skiing. Trails and facilities for these activities can be developed. 
  • We strongly recommend existing snowmobile and ATV trails and usage in the area  be agreed to by the Province into the future at the outset. The legislation allows for continued motorized vehicle use on existing trails. New trails or usage areas for motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Access to private lands across the wilderness area can be assured. Existing land leases can be honoured. 
 
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How can I help prevent the spread of HWA?

HWA spreads naturally via wind, birds, and mammals, but also by humans through movement of wood products and on our clothing/footwear. To help reduce further spread of HWA, we encourage our supporters to adhere to some biological control practices when visiting Nature Trust properties with hemlock forests (if you know or suspect that HWA is present):

  • Do not collect and move hemlock foliage/wood products
  • Use a lint roller to remove potential crawlers from clothing, shoes, and backpacks
  • Do not bring your pet into infested stands
  • Launder all clothing prior to re-entering the field
  • If possible, avoid visiting hemlock stands in other, uninfested areas for several days

HWA eggs hatch into nymphs known as “crawlers”, which is HWA’s only mobile phase. Crawlers can be easily spread and cause new areas of HWA infestation. If you are in a hemlock forest from early April to late August, please take extra care to follow the biological control practices listed above.

Known distribution of HWA in Nova Scotia as of 2023. From https://www.nshemlock.ca/.

What should I do if I find HWA in a new area?

Do not collect branch samples or specimens; please take a photograph instead. It is best to photograph the underside of the hemlock branch where the woolly egg sacs are more visible. This can help better gauge HWA infestation level.

Record your location using GPS or mobile device.

Report your sighting on iNaturalist. Observation of HWA are tracked by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

If you don’t use iNaturalist, you can also report your sighting to Ron Neville with the CFIA.

If the sighting is on Nature Trust Lands, please also send picture and location pin to riki.kerbrat@nsnt.ca.

 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                            
                      
                                                                                                                                                            
                      
                                   
 
 
 
   
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