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Le rapport du Comité spécial sur le changement climatique pourrait ouvrir la voie de la durabilité au Nouveau-Brunswick

Le 24 octobre 2016, Fredericton – Le rapport final du Comité spécial sur le changement climatique témoigne de l’importance de faire entendre notre voix. Les huit membres de ce comité multipartite ont écouté la voix des Néo?Brunswickois et ont rédigé un rapport susceptible d’établir les fondations nécessaires à la durabilité à long terme et à la création d’emplois stables tout en nous permettant d’atteindre nos objectifs en matière de protection du climat.

« Le Conseil de conservation demande au gouvernement de s’engager dès maintenant à adopter les recommandations du Comité et d’indiquer dans son Discours du Trône du 2 novembre prochain comment il entend traduire ces recommandations dans les faits », a déclaré Louise Comeau, directrice du Changement climatique et des Solutions énergétiques.

Lire rapport final du Comité spécial sur le changement climatique ici.

 

Climate Action Plan Fr wide

Un plan audacieux, fait au Nouveau-Brunswick,
pour adresser les changements climatiques

Le Conseil de Conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick publie des options
politiques pour stimuler la conversation sur les changements climatiques

Fredericton, N.-B. – Un nouveau rapport du Conseil de conservation du Nouveau-Brunswick, publié aujourd’hui, offre aux politiciens, aux décideurs politiques et aux citoyens une vision ambitieuse pour le Nouveau-Brunswick. Le plan en trois parties aborde l’électricité, les investissements et les politiques gouvernementales nécessaires pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, tout en minimisant les factures et en créant des emplois pour les Néo-Brunswickois.

Le « Plan action climat pour le Nouveau-Brunswick » propose de réduire ces émissions par des investissements pour la rénovation de nos immeubles, en commençant avec le logement social et à faible revenu ; déployer les efforts pour installer l’énergie renouvelable, comme l’énergie solaire et éolienne ; et, accélérer l’installation de l’Internet de l’énergie (télécommunications des Réseaux intelligents) afin de gérer une charge électrique plus distribuée. Ces investissements aideraient Énergie NB à éliminer le charbon de la production électrique au cours des 15 prochaines années. Le plan du CCNB propose également de créer des incitatifs pour aider les Néo-Brunswickois à acheter des véhicules et des camions électriques et éconergétiques, comme l’ont fait l’Ontario et le Québec, et moderniser l’industrie et la fabrication pour éliminer les déchets et la pollution.

Lire la plan d’action sur le climat pour le Nouveau-Brunswick ici.

Forest Conservation/Community Forest Publications

Time for a Change? Community forestry in NB
2010, 8 pages, Bilingual.

Bee-friendly Seed Bombs Flyer

2010, Folded card available in English and French.

Aliens among us? Do you know which species are native to NB? Postcard

2009, Postcard available in English and French.

Traditional Forest Knowledge (poster)
2009, Available in English, French, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the New Brunswick Forest: A Conversation
Available in English and French.  21 pages.

At-Risk Watersheds in New Brunswick – Report
2009, Available in English and French. 8 pages.

The Vital Organs of our Lakes and Rivers (activity sheet)
2008. Available in English and French. 3 pages.
This activity sheet contains class activities for teachers, and it meant to accompany the Down by the River poster. The activity sheet contains several hands-on class activities for students aged 10-13, as well as further information on the various wildlife habitats found in and near rivers and lakes.

Down by the River (poster)
2008, Bilingual double-sided.
Ideal for children aged 10-13, this poster describes the plants and animals that have a special connection with the water, and how our streams, rivers, and their shorelines provide essential habitats which must be protected from destructive human activities.

Protecting our rivers and lakes means… Better managing the forests around them.
2008. Available in English and French. 6 pages.
The source waters of our rivers and lakes in New Brunswick are largely located on public (Crown) lands, and it is the forests on these lands that protect the quantity and quality of fresh water. This document explains the links between healthy forests and clean, safe fresh water, and provides suggestions on how to better protect our rivers and lakes.

What’s wrong with this picture?
2008. Available in English and French. 5 pages.
This pamphlet briefly explains the state of the Acadian forest type in New Brunswick, and highlights some of the proposed changes to Crown forest management plans.

Our Acadian Forest (placemat)
2007. Available in French and English. Double-sided.
These placemats provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn about the unique habitats and species of the Acadian forest at the dinner table. With fun facts, memory testers, and dynamic wildlife photos, these placemats are very popular.

Keeping Public Resources in Public Hands: Advancing the Public Trust in Canada
By Scott Kidd, 2006

Our Acadian Forest in Danger
By David Coon, Karen DeWolfe and Inuk Simard. 2005.
Available in English. 50 pages. The state of forest diversity and wildlife habitat in New Brunswick. This study examines whether forest management in New Brunswick is sustaining our Acadian forest ecosystems.

Save Our Forest
Available in French and English. 4 pages. This tabloid describes the Acadian forest type that covers all of New Brunswick, and details some of the unique features of this forest type that are endangered by industrial forestry operations.

Give Us Back Our Forests
By David Coon. 2004.
Available in English and French. 24 pages. This publication features excerpts from the public presentations to the Select Committee on Wood Supply, the groups of MLAs which held public hearings across New Brunswick to hear what citizens think about the Jaakko Poyry recommendations for the industrial management of public forests on Crown lands.

Low Impact Forestry – Forestry as if the Future Mattered
By Maine Environmental Policy Institute. 2003. $30.00. Available in English. 178 pages. Using Maine as a case study, this book offers forestry goals and guidelines that emphasize quality and value while conserving biodiversity and supporting communities for the long term.

Working with the Woods: Restoring Forests and Community in New Brunswick
By Matthew Betts and David Coon. 1996. $6.00. Available in English. 29 pages. This booklet provides a history of forestry in New Brunswick and discusses community forestry as an alternative to the industrial forestry model. You will learn how some communities are trying to make a difference in a move towards sustainable forestry.

What kind of Crown Forest Do you Want?
2002. Available in English and French 8 pages. This flyer describes and contrasts high impact and low impact forestry management techniques, and describes how crown forest are held in trust for all New Brunswickers.

The Nature of New Brunswick: A Biodiversity Primer
By Roberta Clowater and David Coon. 1996. $6.00 Available in English and French. 40 pages. The Nature of New Brunswick describes the biodiversity of the province, examines why it is threatened, and proposes an action plan in defense of nature. This highly readable booklet is generously illustrated with original drawings and photographs. It is an essential primer for anyone concerned about the nature of New Brunswick.

When Squirrels Can Fly We’re Talking Biodiversity
Available in English and French. This is a guide for young people to learn about biodiversity in New Brunswick. Cleverly illustrated and easy to read, this booklet will help your children understand what biodiversity is all about. This booklet is available in large quantities for schools, youth groups and other organizations.

We are all here to stay: A Discussion Paper on Aboriginal Rights, Economic Fairness and Forest Conservation  By Juli Abouchar and David Coon. 1998.

Climate Action Publications

The Path Forward to a Sustainable Energy Future…?
An analysis of the New Brunswick Energy Commission’s Recommendations
By David Coon and Raphael Shay. 2010.
Available in English only. 18 pages.

Road Map to a Self-Sufficient Energy Future
By David Coon and Toby Couture. 2007.
Available in English and French. 26 pages.

Climatic Upheaval: Whose Problem? By David Coon. January 1992.

Marine Conservation Publications

Discover Musquash, New Brunswick’s First Marine Protected Area
2007. This is a self guided hiking and paddling guide.

Salmon Aquaculture in the Bay of Fundy, an Unsustainable Industry
By: Inka Milewski and Janice Harvey. 2007. Hard Copy $10 or free PDF. Available in English. 65 pages.
This report was written to increase public awareness about the unsustainability of salmon aquaculture as currently practiced.

Return the Tides
By Janice Harvey. 2004. Available in English. 8 pages. This is a tabloid-sized publication providing a comprehensive list of the various tidal barriers (restricted tidal flow) found during a three-year Tidal Barrier Audit Project in the Bay of Fundy.

Nutrient Pollution: A Eutrophication Survey of Eelgrass Beds in Estuaries and Coastal Bays in Northern and Eastern N.B.
By Heike K. Lotze, Inka Milewski, Boris Worm and Zsofi Koller. 2003. $10.00 plus shipping Available in English. 60 pages.
This leading edge report examines the eutrophication, a result of nutrient loading in 10 estuary sites in northern and eastern New Brunswick. Nutrient pollution is a serious concern the world over; some say we are in ‘the great fertilization’ experiment of our waterways. Heike K. Lotze and Inka Milewski et. al. discuss the impacts of nutrient pollution on eelgrass beds as they surveyed these 10 sites. It was found that two of the least polluted sites are inside Kouchibouguac National Park where there is the least human activity.

Workshop Proceedings– Restoring Estuaries and Shellfish: A Call to Action
Edited by Inka Milewski. April 4-5, 2003. $10.00 plus shipping. Available in English on CD in PDF format. This workshop gathered together people throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the United States who are all working on estuary and shellfish restoration. All of the presentations are available on this cd in a power point format and are divided up into two sections: ‘diagnosing the problem’ and ‘taking first steps towards restoration, a panel discussion’.

Two Hundred Years of Ecosystem and Food Web Changes in the Quoddy Region, Outer Bay of Fundy
By Heike Lotze and Inka Milewski. 2002. $10.00 plus shipping. Available in English on CD in PDF format only. 190 pages.
This documents a downward trend in ecosystem health and a simplification of the food web structure in the marine waters of southwestern New Brunswick.  The Quoddy Region is an area of water and coastline that is a marine oasis in the Northwest Atlantic for whales and birds, and a prodigious producer of fish.  It explains how humans, through over-harvesting, habitat destruction and pollution which began nearly 200 years ago, have dramatically changed the food web of the region, and thus undermined or threatened many populations of fish, marine mammals, birds and invertebrates.  As food webs and ecosystems are undermined, so is nature’s ability to support the human populations dependent on these resources.

The Quoddy Report
By Janice Harvey. 2002. Available in English. 16 pages. A newsprint tabloid, summarizes the key findings of Two Hundred Years of Ecosystem and Food Web Changes in the Quoddy Region, Outer Bay of Fundy.

Shifting Sands: State of the Coast in Northern and Eastern New Brunswick
By Inka Milewski and Janice Harvey, with Sue Calhoun. 2001. $15.00. Available in English and French. 145 pages. This is a comprehensive report examining the underlying factors leading to environmental degradation in the Northern and Eastern coastlines of New Brunswick. A thorough discussion of social, political and ecological issues gives a clear picture of the key problems threatening the region. Combining interviews with local citizens along with an overview of government policies, and relevant scientific research, the report presents a uniquely in-depth community-by-community analysis.

Tidal Barriers in the Inner Bay of Fundy: Ecosystem Impacts and Restoration Opportunities
By Janice Harvey. 2000. $15.00. Available in English. 132 pages. This document summarizes workshop proceedings and provides an overview of the impacts on habitat from tidal barriers _ dams, dykes, causeways and road crossings that exist on tidal rivers, estuaries and marshes throughout the Bay of Fundy. In New Brunswick, 72 percent of medium-size to large rivers flowing into the bay are blocked by dams or causeways. Such disruption of tidal flow can have serious impacts on the local tidal ecology: estuary habitat is lost, fish migrations are impeded, unnatural sedimentation and erosion change the physical lay of the land.

Writing the Rules of Ecological Fisheries Management in the Bay of Fundy: A Collaborative Effort with the Bay of Fundy Fisheries Council, Bay of Fundy Marine Resource Centre and the Conservation Council of NB. 2000. $5.00. Available in English. 30 pages. A growing number of fishermen and conservationists insist that if fisheries are to be rebuilt and conserved, far more emphasis must be placed on managing how, when and where fishing takes place than on regulating how much can be harvested. This publication looks at both the process and the results of engaging fishermen from all over the Bay of Fundy in `writing the rules’ for a new approach to fisheries management.

An Ecological Sketch of Some Fundy Fisheries
By David Coon. 1999. $5.00 or free PDF download. Available in English. 31 pages. A compilation of fishermen’s ecological knowledge and information gleaned from the scientific literature which provides one of the first sketches of the ecology of groundfish, lobster and herring in the coastal waters of southwestern N.B.

Habitat Lost: Taking the Pulse of Estuaries in the Canadian Gulf of Maine
By Janice Harvey, David Coon and Juli Abouchar. 1998. $8.00. Available in English. 81 pages. This book provides an excellent overview of the issues related to shared waterbodies and the impact human activities have on estuaries. Through a joint Canadian-American survey of important estuaries in the Gulf of Maine, CCNB released this report to create a sense of the cumulative impact that the decline in estuarine habitat may have on the overall productivity and health of the larger marine ecosystem.

After the Gold Rush: The Status and Future of Salmon Aquaculture in New Brunswick
By Inka Milewski, Janice Harvey and Beth Buerkle. 1997. $8.00. Available in English. 61 pages.  This report is written for the general public and is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of what has gone wrong with the salmon aquaculture industry, and to provide a solid information base from which to participate in the ongoing debates about the future of this and other aquaculture developments in the province and beyond.

Beyond Crisis in the Fisheries: A Proposal for Community-Based Ecological Fisheries Management
By Janice Harvey and David Coon. 1997. $8.00. Available in English. 58 pages. This publication analyzes the fundamental problems facing the fisheries today, including management and the science upon which it is built. After analysing the evolution of current fisheries management, this report offers a proposal for an alternative approach to fisheries management that is both community-based and ecologically sensitive.

Turning the Tide A Citizen’s Action Guide to the Bay of Fundy
By Janice Harvey and Friends of the Bay of Fundy. 1994. $8.00. Available in English. 88 pages. This is an informative book with surprising facts on how the Bay of Fundy has been managed in the past, and suggests ways to sustain and restore it for the future. This report offers you the chance to understand our coastal communities and see how pollution and a lack of sustainable fishing practices may put an end to the communities whose main industry revolves around the waters and the resources within them.

Oysters in New Brunswick: More than a Harvestable Resource
By Inka Milewski and Annelise S. Chapman. 2002. $5.00. Available in English. This report shows how oysters are much more than a resource to be consumed by humans; they also play key ecological roles in specific regions, such as water filtration and provision of permanent habitat. The researchers outline the ecological role of oysters in estuaries, and discuss the decline of oysters in New Brunswick. To address this decline, a combination of tactics must be used including restoration, enforcement of existing laws, and decreasing sources of pollution.

Return the Tides: Tidal Barriers Audit in the Bay of FundySummer 2001
By Zsofi Koller. 2002. Available in English. Return the Tides presents the results of the field work done in the summer of 2001 to assess the status of tidal barriers in the upper Bay of Fundy. A tidal barrier is an obstruction in or across a tidal water body that changes the tidal fluctuation in all or part of the water body. The survey describes the methods used and the status of barriers in the Cumberland Basin, from Fort Folly to the Nova Scotia border, and the Memramcook River Estuary. Recommendations for future audits are provided.

Voices of the Bay Reflections on Changing Times Along Fundy Shores
Edited by Janice Harvey and Dick Wilbur. 1992. $16.00. Available in English. 86 pages. While `Voices of the Bay’ may be called an oral history, it is first and foremost a message about the present and the future. It delivers this message within the context of years of experience, a historical point of reference which is so important to understand the present, and to determine where the future should take us. Without this rudder, we are destined to drift aimlessly with the tide of change, perhaps to our peril.

Preventing Late Blight in Potatoes. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Mechanical Weed Control in Cereals. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Cover Cropping in Potato Production. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Health and the Environment Publications

Cancer in New Brunswick Communities: Investigating the Environmental Connection Part 2 (Fourteen urban and rural areas, 1989-2003)

Available in hard copy in English and French. $10.

Cancer in New Brunswick Communities: Investigating the Environmental Connection Part 1 (Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton 1991-2005)

Available in hard copy in English and French. $10.

Dying for Development:  the Legacy of Lead in Belledune

Available in English and French, 93 pages. $10. This book exposes the cover-up of pollution in a lead smelter community.

Unnatural Hazards: How Pesticides Affect Reproduction and Development in Rural Communities
By Lia A. Daborn. 2001. $7.00. Available in English. 59 pages. Exposure to pesticides is of particular concern for farm families because, unlike most of the general population, their primary source of exposure is from farm activities, not the food they eat. Agricultural chemicals have been sprayed for decades to control unwanted pests, including insects and weeds. Howewver, once pesticides have entered the environment, they may drift on the wind, combine with household dust, enter bodies of water, or be absorbed into the soil, having harmful effects on human health and the environment. Some agricultural chemicals, particularly some potato fungicides, pose a risk to the healthy development of children and fetuses. Unnatural Hazards addresses the issue of endocrine disruption and offers tips on how to reduce the risk of exposure.

Toxics and Children: A Parent’s Primer
By Lia Daborn. 2000. $5.00. Available in English. 48 pages. To improve the environment and make our communities safe places for our children, we must work to eliminate the sources of pollution and contamination. The Primer provides practical information on identifying the pathways of toxic contaminations in the environment. By following the tips and suggestions outlined, citizens can reduce their risk of exposure to toxics.

Workshop Proceedings: Effects of Gender-Bending Chemicals in Humans and Wildlife
Edited by Carolyn Williston. 2000. $7.00. Available in English. 91 pages. A summary of presentations on the topic of pollutants in the environment and related human and wildlife health effects. With information becoming increasingly available which addresses the issue of endocrine-disruption, public awareness is growing. These proceedings summarize current research and hint at what may be a very important issue in the near future.

Lawn Care for our Children & the Environment
By Juli Abouchar. 1998. Available in French and English. 10 pages. This attractive booklet and `Pesticide-Free’ lawn sign were produced to encourage homeowners to reduce their use of pesticides on lawns and gardens. The booklet describes ways in which homeowners can `Kick the Chemical Habit » and provides tips for routine and seasonal lawn care.

Acid Rain in the East The Problem and the Polluters
By Janice Harvey. 1988. Available in English and French. 9 pages. This will give you information on how acid rain is affecting the Maritimes’ forests, crops, lakes and rivers, as well as what can be done to control the problem. Although this booklet was written in 1988, it is still relevant today.

Rain Without Acid– The Atlantic Solution
By David Coon. 1988. Available in English and French. 9 pages. This booklet, which was put together at the same time as « Acid Rain in the East », concentrates on the overall effects acid rain has in everyday life. It also discusses many ways of controlling the problem.

The Spruce Budworm Spray Program– The Perception in N.B.
By Hajo Versteeg. 1984. $5.00. Available in English. 51 pages. This is a report about the spruce budworm and how it has and will again become an epidemic in New Brunswick. The report discusses the pulp and paper industry’s chemical sprays and how they have affected the environment.

Preventing Petroleum Storage Tank Leaks
By David Coon and Janice Harvey. 1987. Available in French and English. 10 pages. This gives you information on petroleum contamination, what to do to prevent leaks and how to minimize your exposure.

Sustainable Agriculture Publications

Farmers Working With Farmers
By David Coon. 1998. Available in English. 14 pages. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes that farm people cooperatively developing on-farm priorities and collectively implementing changes to their respective production systems is the most effective means to increase the use of sustainable farming practices. This booklet examines the work of a number of different farming organizations and shares their experiences.

The Control of Internal Parasites in Cattle and Sheep
By Jean Duval. Produced in collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997. $3.00. Available in English. 24 pages. A booklet which describes the organic farming practices used to reduce parasites in cattle and sheep. The report provides a description of internal parasites, methods to prevent their infestation and alternatives to conventional dewormers for grazing animals.

Treating Mastitis Without Antibiotics
By Jean Duval. Produced in collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997. $3.00. Available in English. 31 pages. A booklet which describes the different factors which can cause mastitis in cattle, well-illustrated with photographs and in an easy-to-read format for those who are interested in organic agriculture and farming without chemicals.

Grounds for Change Linking Experience with a Vision of Sustainable Agriculture
By Darrell McLaughlin. 1995. $5.00. Available in English and French. 41 pages. This booklet gives actual accounts on sustaining farming from some New Brunswick farmers. It also provides tips for those interested in alternatives for sustaining their farms. It is easy to read and has photographs of farmers practicing sustainable farming in New Brunswick.

Community Supported Agriculture Consumers Working With Farmers
By Hester Vair, Ian Smith and Jayde Mockler. Available in English and French. This pamphlet explains community supported agriculture (CSA) and focuses on the Tula Project in Keswick Ridge, NB, just outside of Fredericton. This project is one of the few CSAs in Canada.

Preventing Late Blight in Potatoes. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Mechanical Weed Control in Cereals. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

Cover Cropping in Potato Production. In collaboration with Ecological Agricultural Projects, Macdonald College. 1997.

General Publications

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Available in English and French. 8 pages.This tabloid-sized publication provides general information on the Conservation Council and environmental issues in the province.

EcoAlert (CCNB Action’s Quarterly)
Available in English and French. EcoAlert is the CCNB Action’s newsletter, published quarterly to provide members with current information on the Council and other conservation and environmentally-related topics.

The New Brunswick Environmental Law Handbook
By Lisa Mitchell. 2000. Free (but a donation of $6.50 to cover reprinting is appreciated). Available in English and French.  62 pages +appendices. There is a need to be informed about environmental matters and the law in order to effectively work to improve the quality of the environment where we live. Citizens must be aware of the laws, their rights and the responsibility of government to enforce environmental laws. This handbook can help by providing citizens with a general understanding of the laws governing the management of the environment and natural resources in New Brunswick.