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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

‘A different scenario than we’ve seen in the lakes’: Researcher says toxic blue-green algae found along vast stretch of Wolastoq river 

Anatoxins from cyanobacteria have been confirmed to be responsible for a dog’s death in Fredericton this month A public health advisory about cyanobacteria posted at the Carleton Park boat launch in Fredericton. Photo: Jon MacNeill UPDATE: The … [Read more...]

Mercury contamination in N.B. fish: what you need to know

Conservation Council reiterates recommendations presented to government following alarming study nearly two decades ago A smallmouth bass caught, and released, in the Nashwaak River. Photo: Jon MacNeill/Conservation Council of New Brunswick The … [Read more...]

Milltown dam to be removed, gaspereau double in population

The gaspereau, once having a local population of only 900, is approaching 500,000 individuals Photo of upper reaches of Skutik (St. Croix) River, at Mud Lake Stream It's been a good year for the Skutik (St. Croix) River.  After the news … [Read more...]

Canada is once again a world leader in fisheries management and protection

Conservation Council applauds new Canadian Fisheries Act, amendments to expand definitions for fish habitats, encourage reconciliation Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. November 2016. The Conservation Council … [Read more...]

You can’t go fishing in a dress

On Father's Day, our Communications Director Jon MacNeill recalls the first fishing trip with his daughter, Lainey. “You can’t go fishing in a dress,” I say as my seven-year-old daughter emerges from her bedroom in a frilly blue and white frock, … [Read more...]

Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

Nominate Your Eco-Hero! Deadline: July 31

The Milton F. Gregg Awards are back and bigger than ever! The awards have been presented by the Conservation Council annually since 1981 to deserving individuals and organizations who have contributed to protecting New Brunswick’s environment. This … [Read more...]

Welcome to the New, New Brunswick, where land, community, skills and health are the real forms of wealth

New Brunswick and the whole of Atlantic Canada grew on the energy of the forests, the fish, the animal furs, the bountiful coastal estuaries and the rich alluvial soils. Settlers lived in the bounty of farming, ship building, forestry and fishing. … [Read more...]