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This 2013 report describes the views of researchers, Arielle DeMerchant, Dr. Tom Beckley and Dr. Shawn Dalton, on the potential macro-level ecosystem effects and changes in the biota of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems as a result of climate change in Atlantic Canada.
Charles Theriault from the northern New Brunswick community of Kedgwick is making a film about the Acadian forest of New Brunswick. He poses the question, “Is our forest really ours?” View episodes from his documentary here.
New Brunswick’s native Acadian forest is under threat. Clearcuts wipe out swaths of forest and wildlife habitat, reduce biodiversity, and cause run off into rivers and streams. In a time of climate change, we should be conserving and restoring our Acadian forest. Forests trap and store carbon dioxide and therefore play a major role in mitigating climate change.
Check out the following images of regions of deforestation or degraded forests in New Brunswick. Two disturbing observations stand out in these maps: 1) There are no large blocks of ecologically intact, undisturbed natural forests in the province of New Brunswick outside of protected areas, which cover only three per cent of the province; and 2) None of our major watersheds have more than 25 per cent intact forest cover.
The maps were generated using data and a mapping tool developed by Global Forest Watch.
Aug. 17-18 at the Central NB Woodmen’s Museum (6342 Rte 8 Hwy, Boiestown)
CCNB caught up with Graham Lyons to better understand what the fiddlehead business is all about! Join us as we learn about his business, the fiddlehead industry, and how a community forest can benefit us all!
Jennifer Gunter, originally from Fredericton, is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Community Forest Association. She will speak about the experiences of community forestry in B.C. and how it has become a growing and successful movement. Gunter has been studying and working in community forestry for over 15 years. The talk and discussion will be held at the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi office (6094 Route 8, Boiestown) on May 31st at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Tracy at email@example.com or 506 458-8747.
Who will speak
For the last standing tree,
in the last standing forest of a decimated earth?
Yes, Who will speak
And Who will Stand
Against blade and chain and pike and steel
Yes, Who will stand as human shield
Against the ruin of corporate insanity
Against the waste that feeds man’s insatiable vanity
beyond all bounds of rhyme and reason
into the realm of ecological treason
Yes, who will stand?