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Many of our publications are available for free online or by hard copy by request. We would appreciate a donation for hard copies. Contact us at info@conservationcouncil.ca to inquire about any of these materials. We are working on getting our publications all back up online again. In the meantime, feel free to request any publications not linked here:

Opportunities to Adapt Climate Change Communications 

March 15, 2017

Looking to learn how to communicate better about climate change? 

Conservation Council’s Climate Change and Energy Solutions Director Dr. Louise Comeau invited the public to an online presentation on March 15, 2017 on the do’s and dont’s of communicating climate change.  If you work for the private or public sector, with non-government organisations or educational institutions, and you are struggling with how to communicate about climate change and environmental solutions like carbon pricing, you will find this webinar helpful to your work.

Download the full presentation and get a crash course on the benefits of investing in clean energy, the challenges we deal with when discussing the issue and learn the best narrative to use when discussing climate change.

Download the Dr. Comeau’s March 15, 2017 presentation: OpportunitiestoAdaptClimateChangeCommunicationsMarch2017


Conservation Council’s Recommendations on how to respond to ice storms

February 4th, 2017

Fredericton – The Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) is actively researching the effects of extreme weather events and New Brunswick’s capacity to adapt and respond to climate-change-induced extreme weather events.

Last October, we released a report, with recommendations, based on an assessment of how Fredericton responded to Post-tropical storm Arthur. Several of the recommendations we made to the province, the city and to the Emergency Measures Office (EMO) at that time are relevant to your inquiry into how EMO and NB Power responded to the recent ice storm affecting the Acadian Peninsula. The Appendix summarizes our recommendations. We also provide additional recommendations and note some of the most important recommendations from the Post-tropical storm Arthur study.

For more information, read our October 2016 recommendations on how to minimize risks to citizens from climate-change-induced extreme event:

 


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New Brunswick’s Climate Action Plan Lays the Foundation for Clean Job Creation

December 7, 2016

Fredericton – The Government has listened to New Brunswickers and delivered a credible Climate Action Plan that has all the elements needed for effective implementation: commitments to Premier-led governance, target-driven policies, and sources of funding to support programs for low-income families, homeowners, and industry.

“This is a significant milestone for the province that will set the stage for cutting waste and pollution, and help our province make the transition to a clean energy economy,” says Louise Comeau, Director of Climate Change and Energy Solutions. “What matters now is ensuring full implementation of this plan over the next year. The Conservation Council will be working with the Government, industry and stakeholders to make this plan happen in ways that work for all New Brunswickers.”

Plan highlights that were called for by the Legislative Select Committee on Climate Change, as well as the Conservation Council, include:

  1. Cabinet committee on climate change, chaired by the Premier;
  2. Climate change legislation to regulate our greenhouse gas reductions and energy-efficiency improvement targets, and establish carbon-pricing mechanisms, including revenue recycling to greenhouse gas reduction programs;
  3. Phasing out coal from electricity production and phasing in more renewable energy like solar, wind, biomass, and hydro; and
  4. Ensuring that climate change and adaptation requirements are incorporated into all government spending, particularly on infrastructure.

“This is a good day for workers because this climate plan means more dollars spent to retrofit our buildings, to expand telecommunications networks, and to install and manage renewable energy technologies,” says Comeau.


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Majority of Canadians support climate action, says new poll
December 2016

Fredericton – A strong majority of Canadians support new regulations on energy efficiency, cleaner fuels and renewable energy, says a comprehensive new poll conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal.

With only four days until Canada’s First Ministers are expected to release the details of a national climate plan, the survey of over 1,200 Canadians found that a strong majority of them believe a shift toward clean energy would bring a broad range of benefits, including clearer air and improved public health, reduced carbon pollution, new green jobs and increased technological innovation.

Key findings represent a sample of 1,200 Canadians that answered a 40-question survey conducted between Oct. 5th and Oct.18th.

Those findings include:

  • 95 % of Canadians support building energy efficiency
  • 73% Canadians believe their governments  should do more to limit climate change
  • 81% of Canadians support a coal phase-out
  • 71% of Canadians want more emphasis on wind
  • 85% of Canadians want more emphasis on solar
  • 87% of Canadians support renewable portfolio standards
  • 72 % of Canadians show support for carbon pricing

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Post-tropical storm Arthur provides important guidance to the City of Fredericton on how to minimize risks
to citizens from climate-change induced extreme events

October 27, 2016,Fredericton — Last June, our team at the Conservation Council conducted a series of interviews, including with you and members of your staff, to assess community capacity to adapt to climate change.  We used the community’s experience with post-tropical storm Arthur as a focal point for the study.

Community capacity is the ability to get things done. A community capacity assessment measures – qualitatively and quantitatively – a community’s social, natural, economic, and human capital and explores how these assets can be deployed to respond to threats like climate change or to create opportunities.  The community capacity model can be used to help a community deal with any range of issues, including, but not limited to, climate change. Our research focused on the social side of community capacity and how the community’s social capital is being deployed to adapt to climate change.

Through 14 interviews and a survey of 120 Fredericton residents, the Conservation Council found that while first responders from the City, NB Power and EMO believe they were prepared for post-tropical storm Arthur, everyone agreed the storm was unusual from a wind, tree fall, power outage, and risk of fire point of view. So while flooding risks were managed well given previous actions and investments by the City, post-tropical storm Arthur brought with it many lessons that first responders continue to react to, particularly in areas relating to communications.

Read Dr. Louise Comeau’s full statement: Post-tropical storm Arthur provides important guidance to the City of Fredericton on how to minimize risks to citizens from climate-change induced extreme events here.

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Select Committee on Climate Change Report Could Set Stage for a Sustainable New Brunswick

October 24, 2016, Fredericton – The Final Report of the Select Committee on Climate Change is a testament to the value of making our voices heard. Members of the eight-member, all-party committee listened to New Brunswickers and have delivered a report that could lay the foundation for long-term sustainability and stable jobs while meeting our climate protection goals.

“The Conservation Council calls on the Government to now commit to adopting the Committee’s recommendations and to indicate in its November 2 Speech from the Throne how it intends to convert recommendations into action,” says Louise Comeau Director of Climate Change and Energy Solutions.

Read the Select Committee on Climate Change’s full report here.


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New Report Shows Energy East Pipeline A Massive Threat to Atlantic Canada and U.S. Marine Resources
Canadian Groups Call on Federal Government to Reject Pipelines,
As New U.S.Led Campaign Calls for National Tar Sands Dilbit Tanker Ban

July 26, 2016, Saint John—A new report released today by the US – based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in partnership with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and other numerous Canadian and U.S. groups, shows the proposed Energy East pipeline would drive a 300 to 500 per cent increase in crude tanker traffic down the Atlantic coast from Saint John, New Brunswick to the U.S. Gulf Coast— industry’s preferred refinery market for processing tar sands bitumen. The report, “Tar Sands in the Atlantic: TransCanada’s Proposed Energy East Pipeline,” shows the addition of almost 300 supertankers would pose a massive threat—in the form of deafening ocean noise, heightened risks of major oil spills, and the introduction of invasive species—to marine mammals like the endangered North Atlantic right whale, the Bay of Fundy’s lucrative lobster fishery, and other iconic regions like the Florida Keys.

Download the complete Tanker report Media Package, here.

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A Bold, Made-in-New Brunswick Plan to Address Climate Change

Conservation Council of New Brunswick releases policy options to spur climate change conversation

Fredericton, N.B. – A new report from the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, released today, offers provincial politicians, environmental policy makers, and citizens a bold vision for New Brunswick. The three-part plan covers electricity, provincial investments, and government policies required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while keeping bills low and creating jobs for New Brunswickers.

The Conservation Council’s “Climate Action Plan for New Brunswick” proposes to reduce these emissions through investments to retrofit our buildings, starting with social and low-income housing; expanding efforts to install renewable energy like solar and wind; and accelerating installation of the Energy Internet (Smart Grid telecommunications) to manage a more distributed electricity load. These investments would help NB Power phase coal out of electricity production over the next 15 years. The Conservation Council’s plan also proposes creating incentives to help New Brunswickers buy electric and energy efficient vehicles and trucks as Ontario and Quebec have done, and modernizing industry and manufacturing to cut waste and pollution.

Read the Complete Climate Action Plan here.


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Spring has sprung and that means it’s the perfect time to sit on your front porch and watch the pollinators play. Sometimes our friendly butterflies, honey bees and  hummingbirds can be a little shy, though.

That’s why the  Conservation Council of New Brunswick is giving away our free collection of bright, colourful information cards with information on pollinators and tips on creating your own pollinator garden. Download our full collection of Pollinator Postcards here.


Ontario’s climate action plan adds incentives to remove carbon from homes and cars

By Dr. Louise Comeau, Program Director, Climate Change and Energy Solutions, 2016

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick joins other environmental organizations, First Nations groups, Mayors, unions such as Unifor and clean energy industry associations in welcoming Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan announced on June 8, 2016.

The province of Ontario will spend up to $8.3 billion in the next five years on accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. Incentives will be offered to the province’s residents and businesses to get carbon out of homes, buildings and transportation.

The Ontario government has also committed to going carbon neutral by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions in their facilities, operations and procurement.

Read this briefing by the Conservation Council on Ontario’s Climate Action Plan here.


Tanker Traffic and Tar Balls: What TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline means for the Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine
By Matthew Abbott, 2015. Link to report landing page (available in English and French)

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Forest Conservation/Community Forest Publications

Time for a Change? Community forestry in NB
2010, 8 pages, Bilingual.

Bee-friendly Seed Bombs Flyer

2010, Folded card available in English and French.

Aliens among us? Do you know which species are native to NB? Postcard

2009, Postcard available in English and French.

Traditional Forest Knowledge (poster)
2009, Available in English, French, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the New Brunswick Forest: A Conversation
Available in English and French.  21 pages.

At-Risk Watersheds in New Brunswick – Report
2009, Available in English and French. 8 pages.

The Vital Organs of our Lakes and Rivers (activity sheet)
2008. Available in English and French. 3 pages.
This activity sheet contains class activities for teachers, and it meant to accompany the Down by the River poster. The activity sheet contains several hands-on class activities for students aged 10-13, as well as further information on the various wildlife habitats found in and near rivers and lakes.

Down by the River (poster)
2008, Bilingual double-sided.
Ideal for children aged 10-13, this poster describes the plants and animals that have a special connection with the water, and how our streams, rivers, and their shorelines provide essential habitats which must be protected from destructive human activities.

Protecting our rivers and lakes means… Better managing the forests around them.
2008. Available in English and French. 6 pages.
The source waters of our rivers and lakes in New Brunswick are largely located on public (Crown) lands, and it is the forests on these lands that protect the quantity and quality of fresh water. This document explains the links between healthy forests and clean, safe fresh water, and provides suggestions on how to better protect our rivers and lakes.

What’s wrong with this picture?
2008. Available in English and French. 5 pages.
This pamphlet briefly explains the state of the Acadian forest type in New Brunswick, and highlights some of the proposed changes to Crown forest management plans.

Our Acadian Forest (placemat)
2007. Available in French and English. Double-sided.
These placemats provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about the unique habitats and species of the Acadian forest at the dinner table. With fun facts, memory testers, and dynamic wildlife photos, these placemats are very popular.

Keeping Public Resources in Public Hands: Advancing the Public Trust in Canada
By Scott Kidd, 2006

Our Acadian Forest in Danger
By David Coon, Karen DeWolfe and Inuk Simard. 2005.
Available in English. 50 pages. The state of forest diversity and wildlife habitat in New Brunswick. This study examines whether forest management in New Brunswick is sustaining our Acadian forest ecosystems.

Save Our Forest
Available in French and English. 4 pages. This tabloid describes the Acadian forest type that covers all of New Brunswick, and details some of the unique features of this forest type that are endangered by industrial forestry operations.

Give Us Back Our Forests
By David Coon. 2004.
Available in English and French. 24 pages. This publication features excerpts from the public presentations to the Select Committee on Wood Supply, the groups of MLAs which held public hearings across New Brunswick to hear what citizens think about the Jaakko Poyry recommendations for the industrial management of public forests on Crown lands.

Low Impact Forestry – Forestry as if the Future Mattered
By Maine Environmental Policy Institute. 2003. $30.00. Available in English. 178 pages. Using Maine as a case study, this book offers forestry goals and guidelines that emphasize quality and value while conserving biodiversity and supporting communities for the long term.

Working with the Woods: Restoring Forests and Community in New Brunswick
By Matthew Betts and David Coon. 1996. $6.00. Available in English. 29 pages. This booklet provides a history of forestry in New Brunswick and discusses community forestry as an alternative to the industrial forestry model. You will learn how some communities are trying to make a difference in a move towards sustainable forestry.

What kind of Crown Forest Do you Want?
2002. Available in English and French 8 pages. This flyer describes and contrasts high impact and low impact forestry management techniques, and describes how crown forest are held in trust for all New Brunswickers.

The Nature of New Brunswick: A Biodiversity Primer
By Roberta Clowater and David Coon. 1996. $6.00 Available in English and French. 40 pages. The Nature of New Brunswick describes the biodiversity of the province, examines why it is threatened, and proposes an action plan in defense of nature. This highly readable booklet is generously illustrated with original drawings and photographs. It is an essential primer for anyone concerned about the nature of New Brunswick.

When Squirrels Can Fly We’re Talking Biodiversity
Available in English and French. This is a guide for young people to learn about biodiversity in New Brunswick. Cleverly illustrated and easy to read, this booklet will help your children understand what biodiversity is all about. This booklet is available in large quantities for schools, youth groups and other organizations.

We are all here to stay: A Discussion Paper on Aboriginal Rights, Economic Fairness and Forest Conservation  By Juli Abouchar and David Coon. 1998.


Climate Action Publications

The Path Forward to a Sustainable Energy Future…?
An analysis of the New Brunswick Energy Commission’s Recommendations
By David Coon and Raphael Shay. 2010.
Available in English only. 18 pages.

Road Map to a Self-Sufficient Energy Future
By David Coon and Toby Couture. 2007.
Available in English and French. 26 pages.

Climatic Upheaval: Whose Problem? By David Coon. January 1992.


Marine Conservation Publications

Discover Musquash, New Brunswick’s First Marine Protected Area
2007. This is a self guided hiking and paddling guide.

Salt Marsh Restoration Survey for the Eastern Coast of New Brunswick: Point Escuminac to Cape Jourimain
By: Conservation Council of New Brunswick. 2007. In 2005, we conducted a survey of thirty salt marshes along the east coast of New Brunswick. The goal of the survey was to identify the type and overall degree of human disturbance for each salt marsh and assess opportunities for their restoration.

Salmon Aquaculture in the Bay of Fundy, an Unsustainable Industry
By: Inka Milewski and Janice Harvey. 2007. Hard Copy $10 or free PDF. Available in English. 65 pages.
This report was written to increase public awareness about the unsustainability of salmon aquaculture as currently practiced.

Return the Tides
By Janice Harvey. 2004. Available in English. 8 pages. This is a tabloid-sized publication providing a comprehensive list of the various tidal barriers (restricted tidal flow) found during a three-year Tidal Barrier Audit Project in the Bay of Fundy.

Nutrient Pollution: A Eutrophication Survey of Eelgrass Beds in Estuaries and Coastal Bays in Northern and Eastern N.B.
By Heike K. Lotze, Inka Milewski, Boris Worm and Zsofi Koller. 2003. $10.00 plus shipping Available in English. 60 pages.
This leading edge report examines the eutrophication, a result of nutrient loading in 10 estuary sites in northern and eastern New Brunswick. Nutrient pollution is a serious concern the world over; some say we are in ‘the great fertilization’ experiment of our waterways. Heike K. Lotze and Inka Milewski et. al. discuss the impacts of nutrient pollution on eelgrass beds as they surveyed these 10 sites. It was found that two of the least polluted sites are inside Kouchibouguac National Park where there is the least human activity.

Workshop Proceedings– Restoring Estuaries and Shellfish: A Call to Action
Edited by Inka Milewski. April 4-5, 2003. $10.00 plus shipping. Available in English on CD in PDF format. This workshop gathered together people throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the United States who are all working on estuary and shellfish restoration. All of the presentations are available on this cd in a power point format and are divided up into two sections: ‘diagnosing the problem’ and ‘taking first steps towards restoration, a panel discussion’.

Two Hundred Years of Ecosystem and Food Web Changes in the Quoddy Region, Outer Bay of Fundy
By Heike Lotze and Inka Milewski. 2002. $10.00 plus shipping. Available in English on CD in PDF format only. 190 pages.
This documents a downward trend in ecosystem health and a simplification of the food web structure in the marine waters of southwestern New Brunswick.  The Quoddy Region is an area of water and coastline that is a marine oasis in the Northwest Atlantic for whales and birds, and a prodigious producer of fish.  It explains how humans, through over-harvesting, habitat destruction and pollution which began nearly 200 years ago, have dramatically changed the food web of the region, and thus undermined or threatened many populations of fish, marine mammals, birds and invertebrates.  As food webs and ecosystems are undermined, so is nature’s ability to support the human populations dependent on these resources.

The Quoddy Report
By Janice Harvey. 2002. Available in English. 16 pages. A newsprint tabloid, summarizes the key findings of Two Hundred Years of Ecosystem and Food Web Changes in the Quoddy Region, Outer Bay of Fundy.

Shifting Sands: State of the Coast in Northern and Eastern New Brunswick
By Inka Milewski and Janice Harvey, with Sue Calhoun. 2001. $15.00. Available in English and French. 145 pages. This is a comprehensive report examining the underlying factors leading to environmental degradation in the Northern and Eastern coastlines of New Brunswick. A thorough discussion of social, political and ecological issues gives a clear picture of the key problems threatening the region. Combining interviews with local citizens along with an overview of government policies, and relevant scientific research, the report presents a uniquely in-depth community-by-community analysis.

Tidal Barriers in the Inner Bay of Fundy: Ecosystem Impacts and Restoration Opportunities
By Janice Harvey. 2000. $15.00. Available in English. 132 pages. This document summarizes workshop proceedings and provides an overview of the impacts on habitat from tidal barriers _ dams, dykes, causeways and road crossings that exist on tidal rivers, estuaries and marshes throughout the Bay of Fundy. In New Brunswick, 72 percent of medium-size to large rivers flowing into the bay are blocked by dams or causeways. Such disruption of tidal flow can have serious impacts on the local tidal ecology: estuary habitat is lost, fish migrations are impeded, unnatural sedimentation and erosion change the physical lay of the land.

Writing the Rules of Ecological Fisheries Management in the Bay of Fundy: A Collaborative Effort with the Bay of Fundy Fisheries Council, Bay of Fundy Marine Resource Centre and the Conservation Council of NB. 2000. $5.00. Available in English. 30 pages. A growing number of fishermen and conservationists insist that if fisheries are to be rebuilt and conserved, far more emphasis must be placed on managing how, when and where fishing takes place than on regulating how much can be harvested. This publication looks at both the process and the results of engaging fishermen from all over the Bay of Fundy in `writing the rules’ for a new approach to fisheries management.

An Ecological Sketch of Some Fundy Fisheries
By David Coon. 1999. $5.00 or free PDF download. Available in English. 31 pages. A compilation of fishermen’s ecological knowledge and information gleaned from the scientific literature which provides one of the first sketches of the ecology of groundfish, lobster and herring in the coastal waters of southwestern N.B.

Habitat Lost: Taking the Pulse of Estuaries in the Canadian Gulf of Maine
By Janice Harvey, David Coon and Juli Abouchar. 1998. $8.00. Available in English. 81 pages. This book provides an excellent overview of the issues related to shared waterbodies and the impact human activities have on estuaries. Through a joint Canadian-American survey of important estuaries in the Gulf of Maine, CCNB released this report to create a sense of the cumulative impact that the decline in estuarine habitat may have on the overall productivity and health of the larger marine ecosystem.

After the Gold Rush: The Status and Future of Salmon Aquaculture in New Brunswick
By Inka Milewski, Janice Harvey and Beth Buerkle. 1997. $8.00. Available in English. 61 pages.  This report is written for the general public and is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of what has gone wrong with the salmon aquaculture industry, and to provide a solid information base from which to participate in the ongoing debates about the future of this and other aquaculture developments in the province and beyond.

Beyond Crisis in the Fisheries: A Proposal for Community-Based Ecological Fisheries Management
By Janice Harvey and David Coon. 1997. $8.00. Available in English. 58 pages. This publication analyzes the fundamental problems facing the fisheries today, including management and the science upon which it is built. After analysing the evolution of current fisheries management, this report offers a proposal for an alternative approach to fisheries management that is both community-based and ecologically sensitive.

Turning the Tide A Citizen’s Action Guide to the Bay of Fundy
By Janice Harvey and Friends of the Bay of Fundy. 1994. $8.00. Available in English. 88 pages. This is an informative book with surprising facts on how the Bay of Fundy has been managed in the past, and suggests ways to sustain and restore it for the future. This report offers you the chance to understand our coastal communities and see how pollution and a lack of sustainable fishing practices may put an end to the communities whose main industry revolves around the waters and the resources within them.

Oysters in New Brunswick: More than a Harvestable Resource
By Inka Milewski and Annelise S. Chapman. 2002. $5.00. Available in English. This report shows how oysters are much more than a resource to be consumed by humans; they also play key ecological roles in specific regions, such as water filtration and provision of permanent habitat. The researchers outline the ecological role of oysters in estuaries, and discuss the decline of oysters in New Brunswick. To address this decline, a combination of tactics must be used including restoration, enforcement of existing laws, and decreasing sources of pollution.

Return the Tides: Tidal Barriers Audit in the Bay of FundySummer 2001
By Zsofi Koller. 2002. Available in English. Return the Tides presents the results of the field work done in the summer of 2001 to assess the status of tidal barriers in the upper Bay of Fundy. A tidal barrier is an obstruction in or across a tidal water body that changes the tidal fluctuation in all or part of the water body. The survey describes the methods used and the status of barriers in the Cumberland Basin, from Fort Folly to the Nova Scotia border, and the Memramcook River Estuary. Recommendations for future audits are provided.

Voices of the Bay Reflections on Changing Times Along Fundy Shores
Edited by Janice Harvey and Dick Wilbur. 1992. $16.00. Available in English. 86 pages. While `Voices of the Bay’ may be called an oral history, it is first and foremost a message about the present and the future. It delivers this message within the context of years of experience, a historical point of reference which is so important to understand the present, and to determine where the future should take us. Without this rudder, we are destined to drift aimlessly with the tide of change, perhaps to our peril.

Preventing Late Blight in Potatoes. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Mechanical Weed Control in Cereals. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Cover Cropping in Potato Production. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.


Health and the Environment Publications

Cancer in New Brunswick Communities: Investigating the Environmental Connection Part 2 (Fourteen urban and rural areas, 1989-2003)

Available in hard copy in English and French. $10.

Cancer in New Brunswick Communities: Investigating the Environmental Connection Part 1 (Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton 1991-2005)

Available in hard copy in English and French. $10.

Dying for Development:  the Legacy of Lead in Belledune

Available in English and French, 93 pages. $10. This book exposes the cover-up of pollution in a lead smelter community.

Unnatural Hazards: How Pesticides Affect Reproduction and Development in Rural Communities
By Lia A. Daborn. 2001. $7.00. Available in English. 59 pages. Exposure to pesticides is of particular concern for farm families because, unlike most of the general population, their primary source of exposure is from farm activities, not the food they eat. Agricultural chemicals have been sprayed for decades to control unwanted pests, including insects and weeds. Howewver, once pesticides have entered the environment, they may drift on the wind, combine with household dust, enter bodies of water, or be absorbed into the soil, having harmful effects on human health and the environment. Some agricultural chemicals, particularly some potato fungicides, pose a risk to the healthy development of children and fetuses. Unnatural Hazards addresses the issue of endocrine disruption and offers tips on how to reduce the risk of exposure.

Toxics and Children: A Parent’s Primer
By Lia Daborn. 2000. $5.00. Available in English. 48 pages. To improve the environment and make our communities safe places for our children, we must work to eliminate the sources of pollution and contamination. The Primer provides practical information on identifying the pathways of toxic contaminations in the environment. By following the tips and suggestions outlined, citizens can reduce their risk of exposure to toxics.

Workshop Proceedings: Effects of Gender-Bending Chemicals in Humans and Wildlife
Edited by Carolyn Williston. 2000. $7.00. Available in English. 91 pages. A summary of presentations on the topic of pollutants in the environment and related human and wildlife health effects. With information becoming increasingly available which addresses the issue of endocrine-disruption, public awareness is growing. These proceedings summarize current research and hint at what may be a very important issue in the near future.

Lawn Care for our Children & the Environment
By Juli Abouchar. 1998. Available in French and English. 10 pages. This attractive booklet and `Pesticide-Free’ lawn sign were produced to encourage homeowners to reduce their use of pesticides on lawns and gardens. The booklet describes ways in which homeowners can `Kick the Chemical Habit” and provides tips for routine and seasonal lawn care.

Acid Rain in the East The Problem and the Polluters
By Janice Harvey. 1988. Available in English and French. 9 pages. This will give you information on how acid rain is affecting the Maritimes’ forests, crops, lakes and rivers, as well as what can be done to control the problem. Although this booklet was written in 1988, it is still relevant today.

Rain Without Acid– The Atlantic Solution
By David Coon. 1988. Available in English and French. 9 pages. This booklet, which was put together at the same time as “Acid Rain in the East”, concentrates on the overall effects acid rain has in everyday life. It also discusses many ways of controlling the problem.

The Spruce Budworm Spray Program– The Perception in N.B.
By Hajo Versteeg. 1984. $5.00. Available in English. 51 pages. This is a report about the spruce budworm and how it has and will again become an epidemic in New Brunswick. The report discusses the pulp and paper industry’s chemical sprays and how they have affected the environment.

Preventing Petroleum Storage Tank Leaks
By David Coon and Janice Harvey. 1987. Available in French and English. 10 pages. This gives you information on petroleum contamination, what to do to prevent leaks and how to minimize your exposure.

Sustainable Agriculture Publications

Farmers Working With Farmers
By David Coon. 1998. Available in English. 14 pages. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes that farm people cooperatively developing on-farm priorities and collectively implementing changes to their respective production systems is the most effective means to increase the use of sustainable farming practices. This booklet examines the work of a number of different farming organizations and shares their experiences.

The Control of Internal Parasites in Cattle and Sheep
By Jean Duval. Produced in collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997. $3.00. Available in English. 24 pages. A booklet which describes the organic farming practices used to reduce parasites in cattle and sheep. The report provides a description of internal parasites, methods to prevent their infestation and alternatives to conventional dewormers for grazing animals.

Treating Mastitis Without Antibiotics
By Jean Duval. Produced in collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997. $3.00. Available in English. 31 pages. A booklet which describes the different factors which can cause mastitis in cattle, well-illustrated with photographs and in an easy-to-read format for those who are interested in organic agriculture and farming without chemicals.

Grounds for Change Linking Experience with a Vision of Sustainable Agriculture
By Darrell McLaughlin. 1995. $5.00. Available in English and French. 41 pages. This booklet gives actual accounts on sustaining farming from some New Brunswick farmers. It also provides tips for those interested in alternatives for sustaining their farms. It is easy to read and has photographs of farmers practicing sustainable farming in New Brunswick.

Community Supported Agriculture Consumers Working With Farmers
By Hester Vair, Ian Smith and Jayde Mockler. Available in English and French. This pamphlet explains community supported agriculture (CSA) and focuses on the Tula Project in Keswick Ridge, NB, just outside of Fredericton. This project is one of the few CSAs in Canada.

Preventing Late Blight in Potatoes. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Mechanical Weed Control in Cereals. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Cover Cropping in Potato Production. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.


General Publications

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Available in English and French. 8 pages.This tabloid-sized publication provides general information on the Conservation Council and environmental issues in the province.

EcoAlert (CCNB Action’s Quarterly)
Available in English and French. EcoAlert is the CCNB Action’s newsletter, published quarterly to provide members with current information on the Council and other conservation and environmentally-related topics.

The New Brunswick Environmental Law Handbook
By Lisa Mitchell. 2000. Free (but a donation of $6.50 to cover reprinting is appreciated). Available in English and French.  62 pages +appendices. There is a need to be informed about environmental matters and the law in order to effectively work to improve the quality of the environment where we live. Citizens must be aware of the laws, their rights and the responsibility of government to enforce environmental laws. This handbook can help by providing citizens with a general understanding of the laws governing the management of the environment and natural resources in New Brunswick.

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