• CCNB Action - Jim Irving, President of J.D. Irving Ltd., has been travelling the province seeking support from business audiences for keeping the wood allocations to mills at 2007 levels.  The problem, according to CCNB Action’s Executive Director David Coon, is the forest on Crown land has been overcut and can no longer sustain such high quotas.

    “The amount of wood cut from Crown land in 2006-2007 was double what was cut in 1966-1967.  We have seen the amount of wood cut from Crown lands on a five-year average increase by roughly 80%  over the past 40 years from 2.7 million cubic metres per year in the late 1960’s to almost 5 million cubic metres in the past decade ,” said Coon.    “The bottom line is we have overcut the public forest so wood quotas have got to be reduced in 2012,” he said.  “The good news is private woodlot owners across this province have plenty of wood to sell that can make up the difference and create work at the same time,” said Coon.

    Half of New Brunswick’s forest is found on Crown land, while 30% of the forest is owned by private woodlot owners.

    Five Year Average    //    Volume of Wood Cut from Crown Land (millions of cubic metres)*
    1967-1972                      2.7 million cubic metres
    1972-1977                      3.7 million cubic metres
    1977-1982                      3.1 million cubic metres
    1982-1987                      3.5 million cubic metres
    1987-1992                      4.4 million cubic metres
    1992-1997                      4.4 million cubic metres
    1997-2002                      4.9 million cubic metres
    2002-2007                      8.0 million cubic metres

    *Data from DNR’s Timber Utilization Survey


    Contact:  David Coon, 458-8747

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  • Slogging through the National Energy Board’s process can feel about as thick and gooped-up as the bitumen that TransCanada is proposing to push through its Energy East pipeline. The Conservation Council has put together a Step by Step Guide for getting through the application process to have a say on the proposed Energy East oil pipeline. 

    New Brunswickers who will be affected by this project and those with specialized knowledge about how the oil pipeline could affect our lands, drinking water, rivers, the Bay of Fundy, Right Whale, public health and safety have a say in this process. However, you must apply and describe in fewer than 500 words how you will be directly affected or what specialized knowledge that you have in order for the National Energy Board to accept a letter from you or hear comments from you at a hearing in the future. More information here.

    Join or host an application party! In Fredericton, the Conservation Council, Council of Canadians Fredericton Chapter and 350.org are hosting an application party on Monday, Feb. 16 at 6:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St. There will be pizza!

    The deadline to apply to participate is March 3, 2015. Apply to the NEB today!

    If you have any questions, contact us. We can walk you through it.
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