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Incentive Programs

Environmentally Significant Class of Land Holdings Exemption

PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Country
Canada

Region
Prince Edward Island

Land Use / Land Cover
Multiple Categories

Agency Type
Provincial

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Environmentally Significant Land

Publication Type
Website/web hub

Original Language
English

Years of Implementation
Ongoing

The Prince Edward Island Environmentally Significant Class of Land Holdings (PEI ESCLH) exemption may be applied to lands meeting eligible exemption designations, such as designated wetlands under the PEI Wetland Inventory, marginal agricultural lands, or permanently grassed headlands. ESCLHs may be exempted under the aggregate land holdings limits, enabling landholders to acquire other lands as offsets and to set aside lands from agricultural production. Exemptions may be included up to 162 hectares (400 acres) per person (PEI DAF 2013).

  • Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (PEI DAF). 2013. Environmentally Significant Class of Land Holdings. gov.pe.ca/agriculture/ESCLH.

Amount of the Incentive
Environmentally significant class of land holdings may be exempted under the aggregate land holdings limits, enabling landholders to acquire other lands as offsets.

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