Letters to the Editor

Friday, 25 May 2012

Volunteer to help bring forest back in Baie Verte

If you plant it they will come: Help NCC restore native Acadian forest!
Mother Nature and NCC are looking for conservation volunteers!

Greening Baie Verte
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
9:00am- 3:00pm
(near Baie Verte and Port Elgin, NB)
In Partnership with Community Forest International
NCC needs help from conservation volunteers as we start to restore native Acadian forest* on our Baie Verte nature reserve on the Northumberland Strait.
Help NCC plant tree seedlings of native hardwood and softwood species to bring back the rich mixed wood forest that used to be present. This 224-acre reserve has been partially cleared during settlement and only short-lived tree species have grown up in these places (which are now starting to die).  Forests are restored in order to create a healthy ecosystem that supports a broad range of plant and animal species.
Professional biologists will lead the event and teach you about this ecologically important area. Learn from our partners, Community Forests International, about Acadian forest restoration work. This event happens rain or shine; volunteers should be prepared for the weather.
Why not spend some time in Nature this spring?
Register to help at www.conservationvolunteers.ca by selecting ‘Greening Baie Verte’ on the event calendar and clicking “Sign me up”
or call 1-877-231-4400.
The Conservation Volunteer program in New Brunswick is generously supported by: The Canadian Forest Service, Maritime Northeast Pipeline, New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, TD Friends of the Environment.
* The Acadian forest is one of 6 endangered forest types in North America , and began developing over 10,000 years ago when the glaciers began moving North after the last ice age. New Brunswick’s forest is a meeting place where the northern boreal forest blends with southern hardwood forests  (32 native tree species) creating remarkable biodiversity and beauty. Acadian Forests host one of the most diverse communities of forest songbirds in North America and are habitats for a variety of small and large mammals.