Students in New Brunswick classrooms tend to learn about complex or major scientific events in the context of the United States or in the tropical rainforests of Brazil. The Fundy Biosphere Reserve wants to change that.

We’re pleased to present Climate Change in Atlantic Canada.

Have you visited the Fundy Biosphere Reserve's Amazing Places? 





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The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has released a short video that shows remarkable forest loss in New Brunswick from 2000 to 2013. The animated maps reveal that the picture province is no longer home to large intact forest areas.

The Conservation Council is concerned that the New Brunswick's forest strategy will further degrade the province's endangered Acadian forest at a time when the province needs to manage the forest for diversity and resiliency to protect our vulnerable wildlife, our rivers and streams and our people who depend on the forest for a living.

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This video examines the JD Irving and Government of New Brunswick
Crown Land Forestry Plan and explains why it must be stopped.


‪- produced by the Green Party of New Brunswick‬



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Colleen Brown and her beautiful voice singing "Tumbleweed" with the nesting birds of Dick's Island in the background. 

You can see this, and many other NB Nature Session videos, at http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/?page_id=376

 

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Hurray! New NB Nature Session video!

This one comes from Pickerel Pond Nature Preserve, a 78 hectare preserve adjacent to Maquapit Lake in Queen’s County, donated to the Nature Trust in 1993 by 9 anonymous donors! (learn more: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/?p=478)

Enjoy LES HAY BABIES with their new song "My Love". 

http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/?p=415

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The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is proud to present * New Brunswick Nature Sessions *! Musicians from across Canada were invited out to some of the Nature Trust's beautiful nature preserves this summer to participate in "take-away" shows. Take-away shows are performances that are recorded in one single take, no do-overs or editing. All the Nature Sessions were filmed by Joseph Crawford, a student from Renaissance College who helped the Nature Trust design our Youth in Nature Campaign with his classmates. Please enjoy this NB Nature Session video by Oh No, Theodore performing at Clark's Point Nature Preserve near St. Stephen, NB.

 

Follow us on Twitter: @NatureTrustNB

Like and Share on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nature-Trust-of-New-Brunswick/132062570210552

Like and Share our videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOtT7jaIBIg

 

More NB Nature Session videos are available on the Nature Trust's website at: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/?page_id=376 with new releases every week! Please write to naturetrust@ntnb.org with your comments. Enjoy!

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The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is proud to present * New Brunswick Nature Sessions *! Musicians from across Canada were invited out to some of the Nature Trust's beautiful nature preserves this summer to participate in "take-away" shows. Take-away shows are performances that are recorded in one single take, no do-overs or editing. All the Nature Sessions were filmed by Joseph Crawford, a student from Renaissance College who helped the Nature Trust design our Youth in Nature Campaign with his classmates. Please enjoy this NB Nature Session video by Goshawk (aka Scott Mallory) performing "Play the Fool" at Minister's Face Nature Preserve on Long Island.

More NB Nature Session videos are available on the Nature Trust's website at: http://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/wp/?page_id=376 with new releases every week! Please write to naturetrust@ntnb.org with your comments. Enjoy!

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The 'No Child Left Inside' programme is an initiative of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) that seeks to reconnect New Brunswick's youth with the natural heritage of the places they inhabit. The programme endeavours to facilitate outdoor experiences for New Brunswick students by finding creative ways of teaching existing curriculum in natural spaces on school grounds or nearby. Our pilot project is a partnership with the Keswick Ridge Community School (K-Gr. 8), School District 18, and a number of community groups and organizations. This video highlights activities at the school so far.

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Here's a Video from Fundy Baykeeper's Alewife Run 2012, calling for the restoration of gaspereau (alewives) to the St Croix River!

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit cultural and human rights advocate, will be presenting at Mount Allison University on November 29. This talk will be taking place on the evening of the second day of COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.

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Upcoming Events


Peace and Friendship Alliance Gathering
Fri, Nov 24th, 2017


A Tale of Two Necessities: Children and Resource Development
Tue, Nov 28th, 2017
New Maryland

Deadline for ETF submission
Thu, Nov 30th, 2017

Action Alerts

Have your say on Draft Water Strategy!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Conservation Council of New Brunswick
A Water Strategy for New Brunswick

On October 6, 2017, the department of Environment and Local Government released a draft water strategy for comments. The draft strategy is available on the government website. Comments can be submitted by email to: waterstrategy-strategiedeleau@gnb.ca or by mail to: Department of Environment and Local Government, Policy and Planning Division, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Comments will be accepted until November 20, 2017.

In order to help groups with their submissions, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, in cooperation with watershed groups, has put together key elements of a watershed strategy and a sample letter to send to the Department.

Summary​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Key​ ​Elements​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Strong​ ​Water​ ​Protection​ ​Strategy

New​ ​Brunswick​ ​deserves​ ​a​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy​ ​that:
    1. is​​ ​​science-based;​ ​(involving​ ​baseline​ ​data,​ ​tracking​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​into​ ​consideration cumulative​ ​impacts,​ ​environmental​ ​flows)
    2. sets​ ​water​ ​quality​ ​standards​ ​within​ ​a​ ​working,​ ​legal​ ​mechanism;
    3. conserves​ ​all​ ​water​ ​within​ ​​watersheds​ ​including​ ​surface​ ​waters​ ​(lakes,​ ​streams,​ ​rivers) and​ ​groundwater,​ ​by​ ​developing​ ​good​ ​conservation​ ​plans,​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​practices,​ ​and uses​ ​the​ ​precautionary​ ​principle​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guiding,​ ​legally​ ​enforceable​ ​tool;
    4. protects​ ​our​ ​marine​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​law;
    5. has​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​form​ ​of​ ​​co-governance​ ​with​ ​First​ ​Nations;
    6. includes​ ​the​ ​development,​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​watershed​ ​protection plans,​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​transparent​ ​manner,​ ​involving​ ​government,​ ​businesses,​ ​watershed organizations,​ ​farmers,​ ​municipal​ ​officials,​ ​and​ ​citizens;
    7. is​ ​accountable,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​ongoing​ ​monitoring​ ​and​ ​annual​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​on the​ ​progress​ ​of​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​protection​ ​strategy;​ ​and,
    8. is​​ ​enforceable​ ​through​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​legal​ ​framework
Sample Letter
 My name is ______, and I am writing to express my support for a strong Water Strategy in New Brunswick.

I live near ______ OR I live in ___________ watershed

Describe your favourite spot to fish/swim/paddle etc.

Share your favourite water memory.

Clean, healthy water is important to me because _____________.

Have you recently experienced a boil water order? Blue-green algae? Extreme weather? Describe what is of concern to you.

I applaud the provincial government for moving forward on its commitment to protecting our water; however I believe the draft strategy does not go far enough to ensure healthy water for my watershed.

We need a water protection strategy that (Insert one or multiple key elements).

I am afraid that if left unattended, my watershed will face ongoing and increasing treats from (pollution, wetland and coastal estuary loss, loss of adequate environmental flow to sustain aquatic life, and increasing climate change impacts such as floods, droughts, and high temperatures.)

Please protect my watershed by implementing a strong water protection strategy with modern legislation that (note key element(s)) to ensure the health of our water and people.

Thank you,
Your name.

For more information, visit the CCNB's website.

Call for nominations for the NBEN Awards - 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017
by Annika Chiasson
Every day people and environmental groups take action to protect and restore New Brunswick’s environment.  

Over this past year, who stands out in your mind? 

We invite you to nominate a group or individual deserving of one of the NBEN awards which will be presented in style at Eco-Confluence 2017.  Send an e-mail to nben@nben.ca describing your nominee’s work.  Nominees must be members or associates of the NBEN*.

Nomination deadline is September 13, 2017.

*Current NBEN Steering Committee members are not eligible for awards.
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