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A Wave of Collaboration to Explore
Thursday 24 November 2016 -  - Thursday 24 November 2016 

A Wave of Collaboration to Explore: Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest

Regional workshop on climate change adaptation
November 24, 2016, at the Edmundston Convention Centre

Would you like to meet the groups, organizations and associations that have a daily positive impact on climate change adaptation in the northwest of New Brunswick? Are you interested in participating in a regional collaborative process on climate change adaptation?

On the agenda:

  • Climate Change Adaptation: a look at the people and the projects at the provincial level and in the northwest of New Brunswick
  • Challenges and opportunities in the northwest: moving forward with new tools and initiatives
  • Water, forestry and agriculture: how to adapt?

A Wave of Collaboration to Explore:

Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest

Draft Agenda

November 24, 2016, at the Edmundston Convention Centre

Registration and networking

       Raissa Marks, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Welcoming remarks 
       Cyrille Simard, Mayor of Edmundston 

Climate change adaptation: a look at the federal, provincial and regional level
-          Jeff Hoyt, Climate Change Secretariat, NB Department of Environment and Local    

-          Catherine Dufour/Maurice D’Amours, Northwest Regional Service Commission
-          David LeBlanc, Restigouche Watershed Management Council
Q/A and discussions

Planning adaptation at the municipal level 
-          Éric Gagnon, Town of Grand Falls
-          Donald McLaughlin, City of Bathurst
-         Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society 
11:45am Round table and discussions: challenges and opportunities in northwestern NB

Water, forestry and agriculture: how to adapt?
-          Michel Grégoire, Organisme du bassin versant du fleuve Saint-Jean
-         Stephen Wyatt/Hector Adégbidi, École de foresterie, Université de Moncton, Campus d’Edmundston
-         Jean-Louis Daigle, Retired Soil Conservationist and Engineer

Collaboration between the Southeast Regional Service Commission and ENGO: Using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks
        Sabine Dietz, Aster Group

Fostering collaboration and action
      Animated discussions (priorities, actions, next steps) 
Wrap up

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Action Alerts

Still Time to Submit Comments - Snowmobile Trail Development up Mount Carleton

Monday, 21 November 2016
by Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
You can still send in your comments until end of day Nov 21 (Monday) on the environmental assessment report about the proposed snowmobile trail at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. If you're not sure what to say, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NB Chapter has summarized some of our key messages here:

Please send comments or questions to: or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.

EIA Needed to Build Bridges: Mount Carleton Park

Friday, 09 September 2016
by Linda Robertson
Attention All New Brunswickers!

There are two bridges being built in Mount Carleton Park.  One of the bridges ( Moose Brook Bridge) is being built in a major moose yard and through a significant wetland.  The other bridge ( Bathurst Lake Thoroughfare), which once was a footbridge, is being built through a wildlife habitat and stream. 

The Department of Environment have given an exemption to the Department of Tourism to build these two new bridges.  They do have a Watercourse Alteration Permit.

The Friends of Mount Carleton Park believe that a full EIA is required. We want the construction to stop and we want the Department of Environment to conduct a full EIA on this construction project.

We are asking everyone to call Minister Serge Rouselle at 453-2690 or send an email at: to voice their concern and to call for an EIA on the 2 bridges construction sites.

Please see CBC article below regarding this issue.