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Representing almost 30 groups from across the province, the members of the watershed caucus work together to share ideas and address common concerns about the ecological integrity of their respective watersheds, as well as the province’s water resources.

More specifically, the caucus is working towards advancing the following priorities:

·         Create an efficient and effective communication strategy.
·         Develop a long-term funding strategy.
·         Coordinate data collection and monitoring.
·         Encourage the completion of the water policy framework in New Brunswick including the Water
          Classification Regulation. (Click here for more information)

The groups involved are working hard to develop work plans, undertake the necessary actions to make these priorities a reality, and to ensure our watersheds are in good hands. 

The NBEN brings environmental groups together to work on watershed issues through its caucus approach.

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.

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