The vision proposed for the new strategy is of a Nova Scotia in which Healthy, diverse natural resources are nurtured and sustained for the economic, environmental, and social benefit of all Nova Scotians today and in the future. [...] The Steering Panel urges the Phase III builders of the natural resources strategy to give full and appropriate consideration to the recommendations presented in A Natural Balance and integrate them into the strategy. [...] In keeping with the province’s overall vision and direction, and aligned with the values shared by citizens in Phase I and the findings of the Phase II panels of technical expertise and consultations, the Steering Panel offers to those developing the strategy in Phase III a vision of a Nova Scotia in which Healthy, diverse natural resources are nurtured and sustained for the economic, environmenta [...] Working Toward Nova Scotia's Natural Resources Strategy V. Goals of the Strategy The Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act calls for Nova Scotia to adopt by 2010 strategies to ensure the sustainability of the province’s natural capital in the areas of biodiversity, parks, minerals, and forests. [...] Its collaborative and citizen-centred approach ensured the work of Phase II – that of the panels of independent expertise and the Steering Panel – was grounded in the values, concerns, and aspirations of Nova Scotians.
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