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...]

New Brunswick forestry practices need to change

Will you commit to developing a new Crown Land and Forests Act that works for all New Brunswickers, creates well paying jobs, is fair for private woodlot owners, protects water and nature, and keeps people working, hunting, fishing and enjoying the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you the online map, recently released by government and the forestry industry, showing where our Crown forest will be sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides, and we welcome you to use our letter-writing tool to … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2020 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...]

“I don’t understand how you can walk that beam”: Corbett on deputy minister’s double duty

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, is questioning the decision to put the top civil servant responsible for developing forestry and energy policies also in charge of the environmental rules that govern those sectors, and says now is not the time … [Read more...]

Standing committee calls for public input on glyphosate use

Citizens in New Brunswick have an opportunity next month to have their say on glyphosate use in the Crown forest. The standing committee on climate change and environmental stewardship, which is studying the use of herbicides and pesticides in … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A heartfelt thank you, keeping an eye on committee, and some exciting news from Conserver House!

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our heartfelt thanks following our most successful year-end fundraising drive yet; we share details (what few are available, anyway) on the legislature's new committee studying glyphosate and other … [Read more...]

Keeping a close eye on new committee to study glyphosate

New Brunswickers were treated to a pretty rare sight in the dying days of 2019: a big debate in the legislature on whether to ban the herbicide glyphosate in the Crown forest. As a result, we have a new legislative committee charged with studying … [Read more...]

“Rod Cumberland is one of my heroes”: Corbett at Rally for Rod 

Upwards of 200 people gathered before the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in messy weather on Thursday, Nov. 21 to call for an independent inquiry into the firing of wildlife expert Rod Cumberland. This summer, Cumberland was terminated from … [Read more...]

Rally for Rod Cumberland — Nov. 19 in Fredericton!

Just under six months ago, New Brunswick witnessed one of the province’s most trusted wildlife experts and deer biologists, Rod Cumberland, be fired from his teaching position at the Maritime College of Forest Technology in Fredericton. Rod has been … [Read more...]