Fisheries and Land Resources

Rules & Regulations

Biodiversity protection and habitat conservation are two of the key purposes of ecological reserves, so certain rules apply within all the reserves in the province.

The public can visit most ecological reserves for educational purposes or low-impact recreational activities, such as wildlife-watching or hiking, including Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve.

The following activities are strictly prohibited in all wilderness and ecological reserves:

Wetlands

The public can visit most ecological reserves for educational purposes or low-impact recreational activities, such as hiking or sightseeing. No entry permit is required.

The following activities are strictly prohibited in all wilderness and ecological reserves:

  • Disturbing, destroying, or removing plants, animals, or fossils
  • Introducing plants, animals, or anything else to the reserve landscape
  • Forestry, mining (including exploration), hydro development, agriculture, new roads, tracks, or building construction
  • Driving off-road vehicles including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

The regulations for the provisional reserve permit the use of snowmobiles and small motorized boats. Currently, snaring is prohibited in the Provisional Ecological Reserve, Wildlife Reserve and Public Reserve.

Read the official reserve regulations:

  • Camping, hunting, fishing, and trapping are not permitted in the reserve, and building fires is prohibited.

Read the official reserve regulations:

Regulations and a management plan are pending for the Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve.

 

 
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