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Woodstock wood producer supports Wolastoqey loggers earning a livelihood

This story originally appeared in the New Brunswick Media Co-op on April 1, 2020. A lifelong Woodstock wood producer wants Indigenous loggers in New Brunswick to be able to earn a livelihood, but says the way Crown forest is managed in the province stops them. For 50 years, Dick Poulin managed the Garant sawmill in …

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The way we manage our forest is outdated: experts

Today, the Conservation Council is releasing a  forest report card that draws attention to the need for modern forestry laws in New Brunswick. Executive summaries are available in English and French. Thirty people, including forest scientists and representatives of conservation, woodlot owner and First Nation groups, told us what they thought about our Crown forest management. They overwhelming …

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Species in initially intact forest landscapes are particularly vulnerable to forest loss

This guest blog post by Matthew Betts was originally posted by Nature, Ecology & Evolution. I’ve spent the better part of the past 15 years studying whether there are thresholds in habitat loss below which species and associated ecosystem processes decline abruptly. In an era when human population exceeds 7 billion and habitat in many …

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Tailings are forever: new report shows Alberta’s tailings are a huge liability

Tailings, the waste left behind from mining, remain on landscapes forever and sometimes their dams or casings fail, spilling toxins into waterways. A new report by the Environmental Defence and the U.S.’s Natural Resources Defense Council points to the toxic legacy of tailings generated from the tar sands industry in Alberta. The report has lessons …

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Could concerns over health, safety and a turtle stop a third quarry in Estey’s Bridge?

Residents of Estey’s Bridge and Douglas, near Fredericton, are worried about a third quarry getting established in their backyards and they have a new ally in their fight: the wood turtle. Springhill Construction is requesting that a 128 hectare-block of residential-agricultural land covering an area from Carlisle Road in Douglas to Royal Road in Estey’s …

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What the Mount Polley tailings disaster has to teach us to protect the Nashwaak from the Sisson mine

One of the world’s largest tailing dams is proposed to be constructed in the upper Nashwaak River Valley as part of the proposed Sisson mine operation. With catastrophic mine waste spills on the rise and the fact that the Sisson mine’s permitting process did not adequately examine the possibility of a tailings breach, there is …

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Conserver House taking donations for Wil-Doo Community Bike Club again this year

The Wil-Doo Community Bike Club is busy getting ready for another season of bicycling with children from Fredericton’s north side. The club provides an important community service because it brings together children who are newcomers from different countries, including the Congo and the Philippines, First Nation from Saint Mary’s (Sitansik) and locals. The club organizes …

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Recover fish populations and protect fish habitat, recommends Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Conservation Council is pleased that the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has included restoring fish populations and protecting fish habitat in its recommendations of what to include in a new Fisheries Act. The recommendations were tabled to Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on …

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