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
- The Restigouche is one of Eastern Canada’s most spectacular wild watersheds, spreading over 1 million hectares of northern New Brunswick and Quebec’s Gaspé. It shelters wild Atlantic salmon, moose, black bear, marten and abundant forest and coastal birds.
- 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!
- Less than 3% are currently protected. That is way below the bare minimum we need if we want to conserve our wildlife and wilderness values for the future.
New Brunswick is second to last of all provinces in Canada in the amount of land we’ve protected. It’s nowhere near enough!