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Call to action: Nominate your favourite natural area for protection!

Check out the nature candidates for protection in your area The provincial government has launched its online portal where New Brunswick citizens, Indigenous peoples, and conservation groups can nominate the natural places they love for protected areas status. As you know, the province has committed to doing its part to meet the federal government’s Target …

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New poll: New Brunswickers want more protected land

New poll shows voters look favourably on parties willing to conserve forests and freshwater FREDERICTON – A survey of 500 New Brunswickers conducted between September 1st and 3rd shows overwhelming support for conserving forests and protecting critical habitat for fish and wildlife, with voters looking favourably on parties willing to act. The poll conducted for …

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Keeping a close eye on new committee to study glyphosate

New Brunswickers were treated to a pretty rare sight in the dying days of 2019: a big debate in the legislature on whether to ban the herbicide glyphosate in the Crown forest. As a result, we have a new legislative committee charged with studying the glyphosate issue and make recommendations to government.  The Standing Committee …

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Rally for Rod Cumberland — Nov. 19 in Fredericton!

Just under six months ago, New Brunswick witnessed one of the province’s most trusted wildlife experts and deer biologists, Rod Cumberland, be fired from his teaching position at the Maritime College of Forest Technology in Fredericton. Rod has been an outspoken critic on the use of glyphosate on New Brunswick’s Crown forest and its impact …

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Fantastic news, now down to the details: Corbett on province doubling protected natural areas by 2020

Years of work, guidance and leadership from conservation groups in New Brunswick finally came to fruition earlier this month as the provincial government announced a commitment to double the amount of protected land and water in New Brunswick by 2020. The move will increase the total percentage of protected areas in New Brunswick from 4.6 …

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Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2019 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 problems — beginning in August and continued through September. The full 2019 spray map is …

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