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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS nb. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Jun 07 17

CPAWS expresses concern about Canada’s approach to Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today responded to Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s announcement about Fisheries and Oceans Canada policy and sites regarding Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs).

Apr 10 17

Commentary: New Brunswick needs to protect more natural areas
This commentary appeared in The Daily Gleaner on April 5, 2017.

Feb 04 17

Commentary: Conservation action needed on our oceans
As part of global efforts to help conserve our oceans, the federal government has committed to significantly increasing Canada’s marine protected areas. We are committed to protecting 10 per cent of Canada’s oceans by 2020, and we are now at less than one per cent.

Dec 26 16

Out With the Old Year, In With the New!
The past year has been very busy for the staff and volunteers of CPAWS NB and 2017 looks to be even busier. Here are some of the highlights.

Nov 21 16

CPAWS NB Submission on the Proposed Mount Carleton Snowmobile Hub Project
CPAWS is the only nationwide charity dedicated solely to protecting our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them. We have been very concerned about plans to develop the snowmobile trail network within Mount Carleton Provincial Park, and especially plans to develop the trail up Mount Carleton itself for snowmobile use. Having reviewed the Environmental Assessment Registration document, we remain very concerned due to errors and gaps within the document itself. Our concerns and unanswered questions are itemized below.

Nov 17 16

Public consultation on snowmobile development at Mount Carleton
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is encouraging New Brunswickers to get involved in a public consultation on the provincial government’s proposed construction of snowmobile trails and hub in Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The provincial Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has released an environmental assessment report on the proposal, and has invited members of the public to submit comments before November 21.

Nov 17 16

consultation publique sur la proposition des sentiers pour la motoneige dans Mont Carleton
La Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada - Section Nouveau-Brunswick (SNAP NB) encourage les Néo-Brunswickois à participer dans une consultation publique sur la proposition du gouvernement provincial de construire des sentiers et un carrefour pour la motoneige dans le Parc provincial du Mont Carleton. Le Ministère du Tourisme, du Patrimoine et de la Culture de la province a publié un rapport sur l'évaluation environnementale de la proposition et il a invité les membres du public à soumettre leurs commentaires avant le 21 novembre.

Sep 01 16

Presentation to the Legislative Committee on Climate Change
The following is the text of the presentation Roberta Clowater, executive director of CPAWS NB, made to the NB Legislative Committee on Climate Change.

May 26 16

Opening Dates for NB Provincial Parks
We've got the the opening dates for our New Brunswick provincial parks this season, so Get Outside! NB.

Nov 26 15

Groups join with scientists and academics to call for new Crown Lands and Forests Act
A broad range of public interest groups and experts in New Brunswick says new legislation is needed to ensure our public forests are being managed to meet the needs of all New Brunswickers.

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