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Acts and regulations

In Canada, peatlands are partially protected by the federal government’s Wetland Policy and by the Ramsar Convention, but the actual responsibility for the management of natural resources is under the authority of the provincial and territorial governments.

In all Canadian jurisdictions, peat harvesting for horticultural purposes is subject to an environmental impact assessment. Some peatlands are excluded from peat harvesting because they occur in designated natural conservation areas or because they possess special characteristics that justify their conservation as natural areas.

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  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Québec
  • New Brunswick