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The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Nova Scotia

Fire Break Development


The increased risk of wildfire due to extreme draught caused by hotter, drier summers is a growing concern in Nova Scotia, particularly in the area of the Acadia First Nation. A wildfire risk assessment, conducted in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, found that three of Acadia First Nation's member communities are at extreme risk of wildfire. This project will create three 10 to 30-metre fire breaks surrounding the communities. These fire breaks will create an increase time for emergency response in case of fire and decrease the risk of fire spread to other communities. 

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'Kmaq