Check out three videos taken on the Cains River Crown Reserve Road after areas of it were clearcut. The videos were made by Keith Wilson.
UNB professor Dr. Tom Beckley delivered the presentation, Same As It Ever Was: Current Directions in NB Forest Policy, on Feb. 7th as part of the Occupy Speaker Series.
Based on a recent survey conducted by Beckley and others, the people of New Brunswick are not happy with the way our forest is managed. The highest ranking priorities of the survey respondents said the forest should be managed as a place for protection of water, air, and soil and as a place for a variety of animal and plant life.
The new forest policy will roll out shortly. Will the Alward government listen and protect our wildlife habitat areas to the extent that scientists say is needed?
Let the government know what is important to you about our forest, and what you expect government to do.
Natural Resources Minister Hon. Bruce Northrup: email@example.com
Premier David Alward: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your MLA.
Send letters to the newspapers and get on the radio.
Charles Theriault is a Kedgwick-based filmmaker making a documentary about the forest in New Brunswick. Many thinkers on forest management and people touched by clearcutting and forest mismanagement are featured in his docu-web series. Visit: http://isourforestreallyours.com/
Thurs, April 18th at 7:00 pm
Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton
For more info, contact Tracy at email@example.com
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.