Government and Forteau Sign Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources and the Town of Forteau have entered into a new Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement that will help protect valuable wetland and coastal habitats located in the community.

A ceremony was held in Forteau marking the official signing of the agreement attended by Lisa Dempster, MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair and Town of Forteau Deputy Mayor Jim Roberts.

The Municipal Habitat Stewardship Program is unique to Newfoundland and Labrador and encourages municipalities to recognize the value of wildlife habitat found in and near municipal planning boundaries and to take an active stewardship role in maintaining their value and integrity.