Today, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South, introduced a bill to the Legislative Assembly called 'An Act to Return to the Crown Certain Rights Related to Wood Supply and Forest Management.'

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick looks forward to the debate that will now occur over this bill. The way our forest is managed needs to change. Clearcutting and herbicide spraying are outdated practices. Woodlot owners and workers need a fair shot at making a living here and treaties with First Nations must be respected.

We encourage everyone to follow the debate that will now occur between our MLAs about our forest. Now is the time to make our voices heard for forest conservation and twenty-first century forest management.


The Conservation Council of New Brunswick

Established in 1969, the Conservation Council serves as the province’s leading voice for conservation and environmental protection. A leading public policy advocate, CCNB works to find practical solutions to help families and educators, citizens, governments and businesses protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the precious marine ecosystem and the land, including the forests, that support us.

To arrange an interview, contact: Jon MacNeill, Communications Officer | 458-8747 | 261-1353 |

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