Celebrate #WorldBeeDay by planting a feast for our bees!

The beautiful and buzzing mixed-wood Acadian forest of the Maritimes is dependent on pollinators such as bumblebees. The native black cherry and basswood trees require insect pollination, as do native shrubs such as hazelnut and staghorn sumac, … [Read more...]

Maliseet Chiefs respond to CBC story on Sisson

Below is a letter sent by St. Mary's First Nation Chief Candice Paul on behalf Chief Shelley Sabattis, Chief Gabby Atwin, Chief Ross Perley and Chief Patricia Bernard on June 29, 2017 explaining important details about the Sisson Mine Accommodation … [Read more...]

Public invited to comment on Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes report

Last week, the Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes report, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, was released. The Report sets out recommendations for how the federal environmental … [Read more...]

Conservation Council presentation to Expert Panel on modernizing energy board

The five-member expert panel, set up by Federal Natural Resources Minister James Carr to provide advice on how best to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), heard from the Conservation Council at its meeting in Saint John in … [Read more...]

Join our free Webinar on Carbon Pricing Narratives in New Brunswick

Carbon pricing. For some people the idea triggers thoughts of positive solutions to climate change; for others, the words trigger thoughts of negative effects on personal costs and lifestyle choices; for many people, both responses are … [Read more...]

Time for water classification is now

Nashwaak River in New Brunswick There has been much written on New Brunswick’s surface water. We should protect it. We should sell it. We should use it for fracking, tourism, or just simply leave it be for its own sake. Everyone has an opinion. … [Read more...]

Pass the puck forward: CCNB on Energy East Pipeline

Dr. Louise Comeau, our Conservation Council's Climate Change and Energy Solutions Director and Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, wrote an opinion piece published in the Nov 14, 2016 Telegraph Journal's Pipeline Battlelines Commentary series looking at … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate!

November 4, 2016 The landmark global accord to reduce carbon pollution officially enters into force today, requiring almost 200 countries worldwide, including China, the United States, India and Canada, to act on the commitments their leaders … [Read more...]

“Bike Club is full of learning, bike club is full of love:” Building community one ride at a time with the Wil-Doo Community Bike Club

Wil-Doo Community Bike Club members having fun on a trail in Fredericton. Photo by Jenn Wambolt. It is 7 pm on a warm Friday night in August 2016. A group of children and youth are gathered before a row house on the north-side Fredericton streets … [Read more...]

Time to protect urban forests

Dr. Jim Goltz speaking about the different trees, flora and fauna found in Fredericton's urban forest, Odell Park on Sept. 19, 2016. National Forest Week in September got us thinking about all different kinds of forest, including our urban … [Read more...]