Are Woodlot Owners the Last Frontier Against the Corporatization of NB Forests? 1/2
David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.
We know rural NB is struggling and at the same time our own government is undermining the ability of private woodlot owners to earn an income and operate their businesses. They refuse to enforce the laws that were designed to ensure woodlot owners were treated fairly in a market dominated by giant forestry companies. [Published April 21, 2017]

Are Woodlot Owners the Last Frontier Against the Corporatization of NB Forests? 2/2
David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.
Video 1 looked at how the New Brunswick government has been showing signs of being captured by the interests of the big forestry companies. This video explains how government policy is using public resources to serve the private interests of a few major forestry corporations. [Published April 21, 2017]

35 Years of NB Forest Management Policy, Explained in 5 minutes
David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick.
When it comes to forestry our provincial governments have a long history of making short-sighted decisions that benefit the private interests of the large forestry companies, not the common good. Check out this timeline that explains the last 35 years of forest management policy in 5 minutes. [Published April 21, 2017]

Hugging the forest, rather than the trees
Kathy Abusow is President & CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI), a non-profit that plays a central role in strengthening the vital links between sustainable forestry, responsible purchasing and thriving communities. Kathy is committed to raising awareness that well managed forests provide products and benefits that help society at large. These forests store carbon, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, provide habitat for many species, and produce products that improve our quality of life. Forests certified to SFI Standards span a quarter billion acres from Canada’s Boreal to the US South, and millions of additional acres are positively influenced by SFI Standards and programs for the responsible procurement of forest products. Her talk emphasizes how we need not only to hug the trees, but the forests as well. [TEDxWilmington; published September 30, 2016]