EcoNews Special Election Edition—New Brunswickers ready to vote for protected areas, forestry changes

In this special election edition of EcoNews, we bring you the results from recent polling we commissioned with ASF and CPAWS-NB showing New Brunswickers want their next government to move fast on creating new protected areas and banning glyphosate in … [Read more...]

Top conservation groups challenge party leaders to take N.B. from laggard to leader on nature, water protection

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s leading conservation groups are asking party leaders what they will do to catch up to the rest of Canada on nature and water protection if they are elected Premier in the general election on Sept. 14. Today, New … [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...]

Nova Scotia makes first steps toward ‘ecological forestry’ triad model

In the summer of 2017, the provincial government in Nova Scotia appointed Professor William Lahey, a former deputy environment minister and current president of the University of King’s College, to lead a long-sought review of forestry practices in … [Read more...]

A diverse forest is our best defence: CCNB’s Tracy Glynn on coming spruce budworm outbreak

The Conservation Council's forest program director, Tracy Glynn, was featured in a CBC story published on Oct. 4, on the subject of an imminent spruce budworm outbreak that scientists expect to hit in New Brunswick. "We've simplified our forest … [Read more...]

A changing climate means a changing forest and end of New Brunswick’s Balsam fir, says Prof

University of New Brunswick Forestry Professor Charles Bourque was quoted in an article published by CBC on Sept 19., saying that if emissions remain at their current level then softwood species like the balsam fir may be gradually 'eradicated' due … [Read more...]

New Brunswick’s ongoing fight against glyphosate spraying on Crown forests

It’s the fifth petition of its kind in just over a decade. But this time there are nearly 13,000 names signed by New Brunswickers who want the province to stop spraying public forests with glyphosate, the herbicide used in New Brunswick’s forestry … [Read more...]

EcoNews: Climate action = job creation

This edition of EcoNews lets you know about our just released proposal for climate action in New Brunswick, and our response to the federal government's study of the proposed Sisson mine. Also shared here is this week's news that Mi'kmaq Chiefs are … [Read more...]

Recap of our 2014 AGM

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick held its 45th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Fredericton. Upwards of 40 people gathered at Conserver House for the meeting, drawing members of the board of directors, funders, staff and other … [Read more...]