Important changes to firewood regulations for 2018
Help us protect our forests from invasive species! Kejimkujik is introducing a firewood importation ban in 2018.
Last July, an invasive insect called Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was discovered in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Fortunately, the pest has not yet been found inside Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Beginning in 2018, Kejimkujik will introduce measures to help prevent the entry of invasive species. All imported firewood will be prohibited at Kejimkujik and only firewood purchased in the park will be permitted.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid can be very destructive to hemlock trees, which are crucial to the ecological integrity of the park and important to the visitor experience where key facilities are located. This invasive pest is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Parks Canada has been working closely with CFIA for detection and control measures.
In addition to reducing the risk of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spreading into the park, the firewood importation ban will help mitigate the spread of other invasive pests, such as the: Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle, European Fire Ant and Emerald Ash Borer. For more information on HWA, please visit the CFIA website.
Visitors to the park will be asked if they have firewood and if so will be required to relinquish it at the campground kiosk or Visitor Centre. When purchasing firewood in the park, visitors will receive a firewood permit (at no cost). Any visitor may be asked to produce this permit during their visit. If they are not able to do so then the firewood may be seized and there may be a fine ($237.50/incident) or a visitor could lose their overnight camping permit.
Parks Canada recognizes that this is the first year for this program at Kejimkujik and will work with visitors as they learn about this new requirement. Everyone can help protect the forest by following good camping and firewood movement practices.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
For more information: Park Management
2018 camping reservations will open January 22, 2018 at 8:00 am AST.
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