In the campaign to save Owls Head Provincial Park, there have been numerous contributions from scientists and citizens alike. You will see that various government materials have identified the property as “Owls Head,” “Owls Head Provincial Park,” or “Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve.”

Much of the information below was redacted and/or not available to citizens until applicants Bob Bancroft & Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association launched legal proceedings.

Formal Petition

For more information: https://saveowlshead.org/petition/

Judicial Review

Applicants Bob Bancroft and the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association are involved in a legal case in two parts: (A) The time extension to submit a judicial review and (B) The Judicial review itself

History of Owls Head Provincial Park

Documents Relating to the Potential Sale

Policy documents and publications about Owls Head Provincial Park

Select Statements from Scientists and Organizations on the Ecological Value of Owls Head Provincial Park

Scientific articles & reports on the value of ecosystems like these

Freedom of Information Requests:

  1. FOIPOP 2019-00946-EXE (hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: December 9, 2019
    Submitted by: Media (CBC journalist Michael Gorman)
    Summary: All records since Jan 1/18, including minute letters, presentations, notes and emails regarding Owls Head and PID 00489591, 40751273, 40747586, 41308008, 41308016, 40747578 and 41307992

    This FOIPOP focuses largely on the negotiations to buy the parcel owned by the federal government. (The Federal Government has declined to participate and is instead protecting its parcel of land adjacent to Owls Head Provincial Park).

  2. FOIPOP 2019-00947-DLF (hosted on the government website)
    Date Closed: December 9, 2019
    Submitted by: Media (CBC journalist Michael Gorman)
    Summary: All records, including emails, briefing notes and presentations since Jan 1/18 related to Owls Head, Lighthouse Links, and PID 00555284

  3. FOIPOP 2020-00068 PRE (hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: February 19, 2020
    Submitted by: A political party
    Summary: “Correspondence between the Premier’s Office and Michel Samson between January 2017 and January 2020 on the subject of Owls Head land.”
    * This FOIPOP produced no results

  4. FOIPOP 2020-00081-DLF ( reduced copy hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: February 20, 2020
    Submitted by: Media
    Summary: A copy of the 2017 report by protected areas planners on Owls Head provincial park and any corresponding emails/records.
    * This PDF has been reduced in size, as the full-resolution copy is too large for our server. All of the pages are here, but the images may look a little fuzzier. If you would like a full-resolution copy, please email IAP Services at IAPServices@novascotia.ca.

  5. FOIPOP 2020-00016-DLF (reduced copy hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: March 5, 2020
    Submitted by: Political Party
    Summary: Request for records of a lobbyist on behalf of Owls Head and Lighthouse Links and the DLF
    * If you would like a full-resolution copy, please email IAP Services at IAPServices@novascotia.ca.

  6. FOIPOP 2019-00942-ENV (reduced copy hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: March 18, 2020
    Submitted by: Media
    Summary: Request for environmental records on PID 00555284 – Owls Head, Lighthouse Links.
    * If you would like a full-resolution copy, please email IAP Services at IAPServices@novascotia.ca.

  7. FOIPOP 2020-00090-ENV (reduced copy hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: March 18, 2020
    Submitted by: Media
    Summary: Requesting records of the 2017 report by protected areas planners on Owls Head provincial park
    * If you would like a full-resolution copy, please email IAP Services at IAPServices@novascotia.ca.

  8. FOIPOP 2020-00445-DLF (hosted on the government website)
    Date Closed: March 25, 2020
    Submitted by: Business
    Summary: Request for all documents regarding Owls Head Provincial Park from 2009 to 2013.

  9. FOIPOP 2020 00417.pdf (hosted on this website)
    Date Closed: April 17, 2020
    Submitted by: Public (Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association)
    Summary: Request for documentation RE offer mentioning Owl’s Head/Little Harbour/Eastern Shore from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2020.
    *From the Letter of Offer to the Valuation of Owls Head, read our summary here.

Thanks to the court case, the public now has access to information that had previously been redacted (even through Freedom of Information requests).

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