Department of Natural Resources and Renewables

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of the province’s forest, wildlife, mineral and energy resources. We promote the sustainable development of natural resources to support jobs, help grow the economy and provide social and environmental benefits.

We help people, businesses and industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide sustainable management of Crown lands to reduce the impact of climate change. We also operate provincial parks throughout the province.

The department supports the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by protecting species at risk, monitoring forest pests and diseases, managing wildlife and promoting hunter safety. We manage the Registry of Mineral and Petroleum Titles and are responsible for ongoing research to make sure that the use of mineral and petroleum resources is sustainable and that we’re able to use innovative and new technology to help support climate change and clean energy programs.

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Karen Gatien
Deputy Minister

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Department of Natural Resources and Renewables
PO Box 698
Halifax NS B3J 2T9