When you go out in the woods today…

1. Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well-paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and biodiversity, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and … [Read more...]

Resilience by nature

Will you commit to protecting at least 10 per cent of land and water in New Brunswick by 2020, including increases to buffer zones along our rivers and streams, and protecting drinking water watersheds and wetlands in our Crown forest?New … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2018 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

2018 spraying hotspots near New Brunswick lakes

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Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Tune in for weekly conversations about our upcoming book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, Volume 2

Retired New Brunswick forester David Palmer will be speaking on CBC’s Information Morning over the next few weeks to talk about our new edition of the book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick, Volume 2! Published in 1987 by the Canadian Forestry … [Read more...]

Bees are in trouble — here’s what you can do to help!

Bees are having a tough time filling their bellies this spring. This was the message we got from our New Brunswick beekeepers after many opened their hives to find 30 to 80 per cent of their colony hadn’t made it through the winter. Beekeepers … [Read more...]

Guest blog: A plea to the people of New Brunswick

Don’t let it happen. The Sisson Mine is a disaster we can’t afford. Every summer I go trout fishing on the Nashwaak river. Actually, I mostly go fishing on one of its tributaries. It’s a relatively healthy system, with no major dams and cold, clean … [Read more...]

PC leader open to revisiting controversial 2014 forestry deal

The leader of New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative party told CBC News this week that he is open to revisiting the controversial forestry deal that his party negotiated and signed when it was in power in 2014. "In the case of the forestry deal, … [Read more...]

Dallas McQuarrie wins 2nd Annual Beth McLaughlin Environmental Journalism Award

Dallas McQuarrie, a Kent County-based journalist who has written about forestry mismanagement, Aboriginal title claims, and other pressing environmental issues in New Brunswick, is this year’s first-place recipient of the Beth McLaughlin … [Read more...]

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