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: http://cpawsnb.org/images/upload/key_messages_EIA.pdf
Please send comments or questions to: email@example.com or mail to: Lynn White, Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to voice their concern and to call for an EIA on the 2 bridges construction sites.
Please see CBC article below regarding this issue.