Firewood Importation Ban

Kouchibouguac National Park

The importation of firewood is prohibited in Kouchibouguac National Park.

Since 2012 Kouchibouguac National Park has prohibited the importation of firewood into the park because of the risk of introducing invasive pests or pathogens.

One such pest is the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (BSLB), which was first found in the park in 2011. It is very easy for these insects to hide in just one piece of firewood. That one piece of infested wood has the potential to be devastating to the forest ecosystem.

Although BSLB does not pose a risk to human health, it is a highly destructive beetle. Since its discovery in 1999 in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia it has killed thousands of spruce trees in Nova Scotia, and poses an economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas of North America.

We all share the responsibility to help protect Canada’s forests. 

How to Help?

A reminder to campers:

  • Don’t Move Firewood
  • Buy it in the park
  • Burn it on site

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