“The proof will be in the legislative change”: Corbett on latest changes to forestry management

"The proof will be in the legislative change." This was what the Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, and Rick Doucett, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, had to say about the province’s move to freeze … [Read more...]

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...]

PC leader open to revisiting controversial 2014 forestry deal

The leader of New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative party told CBC News this week that he is open to revisiting the controversial forestry deal that his party negotiated and signed when it was in power in 2014. "In the case of the forestry deal, … [Read more...]

The way we manage our forest is outdated: experts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 … [Read more...]

Forestry practices need to change for birds and all wildlife: researcher

American Three-toed Woodpecker. Photo by Hugh Metcalfe. New Brunswick's forestry practices are affecting bird populations, according to Marc-André Villard, a biologist specializing in forest ecology at the Université du Québec à … [Read more...]