Water and Wetlands
Draining, filling, flooding or excavating wetlands may require approval from Nova Scotia Environment. Details are summarized in the Nova Scotia Wetland Conservation Policy and in a document titled "So You Need To Alter A Wetland."
Maine Forest Service, “Vernal Pools: Important Wildlife Habitat.” Vernal pools provide important habitat to many forest creatures. They also provide an opportunity for landowners interested in managing their forestland to benefit wildlife. Timber harvesting, recreational and development activities should avoid direct disturbance to vernal pools and limit impacts to the nearby forest.
Nova Scotia Department of Lands & Forestry, "Woodlot Ecology: Your Living Woodlot (Lesson Six - Water and Wetlands)."
Nova Scotia Department of Environment, "Nova Scotia’s Wetlands."
Natural Resources Canada, "Water."
Ontario Woodlot Association, "Water and Wetlands extension notes (various topics)."
Maine Forest Service, "Proper Sizing of Land Management Road Stream Crossings" and "Forest Management and Vernal Pools."
Maine Forest Service, "Fundamental Best Management Practices For Water Quality Protection During Forest Harvests" and "Timber Harvesting in Shoreland Zones."
FPInnovations and Ducks Unlimited Canada, "Resource Roads and Wetlands: A Guide for Planning, Construction and Maintenance".
US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "How to Keep Beavers from Plugging Culverts".