2018 Envirothon NB another success!

On Monday, May 7th the New Brunswick Community Land Trust’s Executive Director, Melanie Jellett, participated as a judge in this year’s Envirothon New Brunswick. The Envirothon took place in Sackville, NB and the topic of the team presentation this year was The Effects of Climate Change on NB Ecosystems. “It was a great opportunity to…

The NBCLT applauds federal investment in protection of natural areas

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced a historic $1.3 billion investment over 5 years in nature conservation. This includes $500 million for a new Nature Fund to “secure private land, support provincial and territorial species protection efforts, and help build Indigenous capacity to conserve land and species, for our benefit and the benefit of future…

The State of Forest Carbon and Opportunities for the NBCLT

Carbon markets and the opportunities for private woodlot owners and land trusts interested in the potential of establishing forest carbon offsetting and long-term sustainable management of forests for carbon are evolving. We see government policy playing a major role, in this evolution, in North America. In the US, over the past decade, California and its climate change policy…

New Year, New Forest Carbon Brief

  At the New Brunswick Community Land Trust (NBCLT) we are very excited about the New Year. We have big goals ahead us for 2018, and are looking to take the next steps towards realizing these goals. In 2017 we embarked on a project to identify how our land trust can work with forest carbon…

Land Trust publishes first in a series of Forest Carbon Briefs

The New Brunswick Community Land Trust (NBCLT) is pleased to share a brief on Forest Carbon project planning. This is first in a series of briefs that we will be releasing over 2017-18 to provide updates on our research project entitled “Building the Business Model for Carbon Offset Easements”. In this first brief, we introduce the…

Land Trust Announces Appointment of Three New Board Members!

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the New Brunswick Community Land Trust held its Annual General Meeting in Sussex at the SNB Wood Co-op. The NBCLT Board of Directors welcomed Aaron Dowding, Michael Fox and Phillippe Gervais to the board. Aaron Dowding grew up in Ontario, but over the years has called several places in Canada…

Land Trust Announces New Executive Director

Sackville, NB – August 30, 2017. The New Brunswick Community Land Trust’s (NBCLT) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Melanie Jellett as its newly-appointed Executive Director. “Melanie is joining the NBCLT at a very exciting time for the organization and the sustainable working lands sector,” says Megan de Graaf, NBCLT’s Vice-President. “Her background and…

NBCLT Launches Carbon Outreach Program

On June 1st, 2016, the New Brunswick Community Land Trust launched Phase 2 of their Carbon Trust Research Program. Funded by the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and delivered in partnership with Community Forests International, the Carbon Trust Research Program is committed to investigating the potential of a forest carbon offsetting program in the province…

Remembering Ken Hardie

The New Brunswick Community Land Trust is saddened to hear of the passing of Ken Hardie, a passionate forester, mentor, and respected friend. Ken helped welcome many of us younger conservationists into the New Brunswick forestry community, and taught us so much about working for what you believe in. He will be sorely missed. KENNETH THOMAS…

Remembering Clark Philips

On Wednesday, June 27th, between the hours of 4-5 AM, we lost our friend, our mentor and our inspiration, Clark Phillips. There is no question of filling his shoes — we can’t. They’re too big, too knowing and too meaningful. But we can continue his legacy. We will honour Clark by continuing his work at…

Open House a Success!

Thank you to all those who attended Saturday’s open house in Sackvile N.B! Good home cooked food and stimulating conversation made for another great event. Special thanks to all our guests who came from far and wide to share their experiences with participants. Keep in touch, and let’s keep the dialogue going! Zach Melanson Project…

Estate Planning & Conservation Easement Workshop

New Brunswick Community Land Trust Presents: Saturday, 17 March, 2012. 1pm – 3pm  Sackville Legion – 15 Lorne St. Sackville N.B Estate Planning & Conservation Easement Workshop with : Susan McIsaac – FCA & Rod Mackenzie – Pres. NBCLT This workshop will focus on general aspects of land transfer and succession. We will also explain…