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News Releases

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

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.

Nov 26 15

Des groupes et des scientifiques demander une nouvelle loi sur les terres et forêts de la Couronne
Des groupes d’intérêts publics et d’experts au Nouveau-Brunswick affirme qu’une nouvelle loi est nécessaire pour garantir que nos forêts publiques soient gérées pour satisfaire les besoins de tous les Néobrunswickois.

Sep 10 15

Des dommages potentiels que pourrait causer le sentier de motoneige proposé au Mont Carleton
Le plan d'élargissement d'un sentier pédestre qui remonte le plus haut sommet aux Maritimes et de l'ouvrir à l'usage par la motoneige au sein du seul parc sauvage désigné au Nouveau Brunswick : tout cela inquiète fortement la Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada, section du Nouveau-Brunswick (SNAP NB) et les Ami(e)s du Parc provincial du Mont Carleton.

Sep 10 15

Parks groups concerned about potential harm to Mount Carleton by proposed snowmobile trail
A plan to widen a walking trail up the Maritimes’ highest peak and open it for snowmobile use within New Brunswick’s only designated Wilderness Park has the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) and the Friends of Mount Carleton Provincial Park deeply concerned.

Jul 13 15

New Brunswick lagging behind other parts of Canada on wilderness protection: CPAWS report
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water. CPAWS’ 2015 report, "Protecting Canada: Is it in our nature?", assesses whether our governments are on track to meet their collective international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected areas.

Dec 11 14

La Nouvel accord sur les forêts publiques démontre pourquoi le gouvernement doit le modifier
La section néo-brunswickoise de la Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada (SNAP-NB) exprime de grandes inquiétudes à propos des détails contenus dans l’Entente d'aménagement forestier que le gouvernement a signé avec J.D. Irving Ltd durant l'été.

Dec 11 14

New Crown Forest Agreement Strips Control from Government
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter (CPAWS NB) is expressing serious concerns about the details in the just released Forest Management Agreement government signed with J.D. Irving Ltd in the summer.

Mar 13 14

News Release: Environmental Group, Wildlife Researchers Deeply Concerned
Roberta Clowater, Executive Director of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NB Chapter (CPAWS NB) says, “The government is taking away more than one-quarter of the amount of our public land that used to be specially managed to conserve fish, wildlife habitat and protect our rivers, and they are giving it over to increased logging, including clearcutting. This is a regressive plan that takes us backwards thirty years, and leaves us behind every other province in Canada.”

Mar 07 14

Scientists Concerned Upcoming New Brunswick Forestry Plan will Eliminate too Much Habitat
Now we are deeply concerned to learn that a new plan has been in development behind the scenes, government is apparently ignoring previous recommendations from their own staff, and did not ask for input or feedback from wildlife researchers or others who could speak on behalf of the public’s stated priority values - water, wildlife and basic sustainability of the forest.

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