Click to read. Click below to purchase printed copies for distribution. ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)? By Art MacKay in OCEAN LIFE 4 pages, published 4/15/2020 This … Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?
A YOUTH’S GUIDE TO THE THE ACADIAN FOREST – Written for kids, this important free publication is vital for those of all ages! As clearcutting and spraying changes our forest ecosystem, it is important to understand what we are loosing. … Continue reading FORESTRY: What is the Acadian Forest Anyway?
INTRODUCTION: Clearcutting, earth scouring, pesticide sprays, herbicide sprays, forest plantation monocultures … all actions that destroy our natural forests. The complex forest food web is generally understood by trained biologists, but if you don’t have that background, how can we … Continue reading CLEARCUTTING – Learning why our forests are important for a healthy planet
With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession
Over 400,000 hectares of Caribou habitat destroyed for toilet paper and lumber every year The boreal forest makes up a quarter of the world’s intact forests. It’s home to some of the largest populations of iconic creatures like the Canada … Continue reading ISSUES: Woodland Caribou are in Trouble
Consuming our planet. More on wildfires from NASA. WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA More at:https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/… Continue reading ISSUES – WORLD WIDE WILDFIRES – AUGUST 2021
Once abundant to the south of Maine, there seems to be little doubt that the Woodland Caribou could have been preserved. Had the early inhabitants of the region realized what was happening, sanctuaries could have been created and proper harvesting … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – THE LAST WOODLAND CARIBOU. This saga continues today.
Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….
Rod Cumberland Interview on John Higgins Live John Higgins interviews wildlife biologist Rod Cumberland on Charlotte County Television while taking calls live on TV from viewers watching at home. Cumberland, a former professor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology … Continue reading ISSUES: Rod Cumberland on Deer, Forests, Towns, and Forest Management
I’ve lived in New Brunswick alongside Maine for most of my life. Apart from really serious problems related to its historical use of natural resources, the state has remained famous for its environment and its smart governance of its natural … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: When LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands. What’s the Story Today?
My experience with forest spraying in New Brunswick goes back to the 1950s when DDT was applied in massive doses to our forests. Over the years we all learned how deadly it really was … so it was replaced with something … Continue reading FOREST SPRAYS: When children died, it changed nothing
The battle between forestry interests in Canada and the United States just never seems to end and generally the issue is about real or perceived subsidies given to Canadian companies, particularly the forestry giant JD Irving, Limited (JDI). With major … Continue reading FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018
Special Report House of Irving A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. https://www.nationalobserver.com/u/bruce-livesey National Observer 8 Articles ****************************************** The Irvings’ … Continue reading ISSUES: 9 Links to Articles About the House of Irving by Investigative Reporter Bruce Livesy.
During the 60’s and 70’s, woodlot owners fought hard for the establishment of marketing boards, realizing that without them, they had no hope of being paid a fair dollar for their wood, since the large forestry companies had all the … Continue reading FORESTRY: Private woodlot owners come last – How it all happened.
J.D. Irving fined $60,000, pleads guilty to destroying heron nests. Originally published Monday, 9:48 PM 2008 AT CBC News (Original deleted at CBC) Forestry giant J.D. Irving Ltd. was fined $60,000 after pleading guilty Monday to destroying a blue heron … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Irving Fined for Destroying Heron Nests
LOOKING BACK AT A WRONG MOVE IN MAINE: It is sad that Maine had not learned from the serious impacts clear-cutting has had in the Maritime Provinces. This will be followed by intense herbicide sprays designed to eliminate unwanted tree … Continue reading FORESTRY: J.D. Irving gets exemption on Maine clear-cutting rules
Educational package for our Forestry Files. Available at Teachers Pay Teachers. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HEALTHY-FORESTS-MEAN-A-HEALTHY-PLANET-7246191 Click to access our-forests-learning-why-they-are-important-for-a-healthy-planet-resource-file.pdf Continue reading EDUCATION: OUR FORESTS Why they are important for a healthy planet.
There’s an interactive map that shows you how things have been going since 2001. You will be startled! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO EXPLORE THIS INTERACTIVE MAP. Continue reading FORESTRY: WE ARE LOSING OUR FORESTS GLOBALLY – Check out how bad it is in our area!! It’s bad!!