One thing we can all agree on: protecting nature in N.B.

New Brunswick may be facing an uncertain political future, but there is one topic that all New Brunswick MLAs, new and old, can agree on: the need to protect nature and the natural beauty of our province. Right now, 95 per cent of New Brunswick’s … [Read more...]

EcoAlert Special Edition: N.B. Election 2018

The platforms are out. The signs are up. And the TV debates (luv ‘em or hate ‘em) are almost done. And one thing is for certain — our messages have resonated and our collective impact has been felt. Various leaders and party platforms have … [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...]

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...]

Fundy Baykeeper calls for stronger marine protection standards

On July 31, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott submitted recommendations to the National Advisory … [Read more...]

Join the Conservation Council for the 2018 Musquash Paddle!

Fundy Baykeeper invites you to participate in a 10-km canoe or kayak paddle down the beautiful Musquash Estuary on Saturday, August 11th at noon This fun event allows you to meander down the river and see the vast salt marshes, wildlife and … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about phosphorus and blue-green algae

Talk of blue-green algae in the news this week has left many New Brunswickers confused and concerned about the potential threat posed by the ominous ‘soup.’   As we covered in our last blog, so-called blue-green algae is actually not an algae at … [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...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

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