Almost 82% of our province is forested. However, because of human activity, the character of the forest has changed over the years, making conservation a priority.
In this section
- Protecting the Restigouche
- A Canadian Heritage River, the Restigouche River system is one of Eastern Canada’s most spectacular wild watersheds. Its 1 million hectares of valleys, hills, and streams flow across northwestern New Brunswick and Quebec’s Gaspé.
- Chignecto Isthmus
- The Chignecto Isthmus, connecting the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is a vital piece of land which requires special conservation measures.
- Forests and Climate Change
- Forests have long played a role in the economy and life of New Brunswick. As a result of climate change, however, we may see some big changes here.
- Help protect New Brunswick’s forests!
- New Brunswick currently protects less than 4% of our forests from development and industrial activity. That is way below the bare minimum needed to conserve our wildlife and wilderness values for the future. New Brunswick is second to last of all provinces in Canada in the proportion of land we’ve protected. It’s nowhere near enough!
- CPAWS Week for the Wild
- CPAWS New Brunswick is running a one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard. In New Brunswick, the Leatherback Turtle is a critter that needs your help!