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...]

Report calling for ecological forestry in Nova Scotia offers roadmap for better forest management in N.B.

A major review of forestry in Nova Scotia offers a blueprint for developing an ‘ecological forestry plan’ in the Bluenose Province — and containing many a lesson for New Brunswick’s old-fashioned approach to forest management. The report, carried … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [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...]

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...]

Corbett calls for Fredericton tree bylaw, Officers’ Square restart

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, told reporters this week that Fredericton city council needs to scrap its controversial plan to overhaul Officers’ Square and start the process from scratch. She also called on the city to create a new tree … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spray season starts, ‘mystery product’ from Irving Oil, and three cheers for Learning Outside

In this edition of EcoNews, an oil refinery product is released into a Saint John neighbourhood and Irving Oil won't say what it was; we bring you the first areas slated to be sprayed with herbicides in New Brunswick this summer; share the … [Read more...]

“Cities around the world will grow around a tree”

More than 200 people gathered in Fredericton on Tuesday night for a … [Read more...]

Herbicide spray season begins in New Brunswick

NB Power and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) have released details of their respective herbicide spraying programs for summer 2018. In a notice printed in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal on Wednesday, June 20, CN says it will use … [Read more...]

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