The NBCLT is pleased to be supported by, and work with the following groups and organizations:
COMMUNITY FORESTS INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 2008 by four Canadian tree-planters, Community Forests International (CFI) is an international environmental start-up that works to connect people and their communities to theforests that sustain them. Their formal mission is “to foster environmental stewardship internationally by establishing community forests, promoting sustainable forestry techniques and initiating environmental education.”
CFI is comprised of two sister organizations— Community Forests International based in Sackville, New Brunswick and Community Forests Pemba based on the island of Pemba, Tanzania. Together, the two organizations promote mutually beneficial relationships between communities and surrounding forests to ensure sustainable, community-led development. Their ongoing projects support conservation-based livelihoods on over 500 hectares of of sensitive land in more than 20 communities in Tanzania and Atlantic Canada.
In 2012, the NBCLT partnered with CFI to pilot an innovative approach to forest carbon offsetting. This trial initiative, the Whaelghinbran Forest Carbon Pilot, successfully combined conservation easements, certified forest management, and third party carbon offsetting methodologies. It resulted in the protection of over 200 hectares of Acadian forest in New Brunswick, generated approximately $200,000 in revenue, and contributed directly to sustainable economic development and climate change mitigation in the province. More information on this unique project is available here.
Community Forests International
THE CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Founded in 1969, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions. Today, the CCNB is active in a wide range of provincial environmental issues from energy efficiency to forest conservation. Among others, their programs include Freshwater Protection, Marine Conservation, and Climate and Energy. Through these various programs, the CCNB has secured a long list of environmental achievements including the clean-up of the St. John River, the enactment of the the Clean Water Act to guarantee safe drinking water, and the creation of New Brunswick’s energy efficiency agency.
THE NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK
The Nature Trust Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 6000 acres (2400 hectares) in more than 40 nature preserves throughout the province. Much like the NBCLT, its mission is to conserve areas in perpetuity, steward its nature preserves through sustainable management with the assistance of voluntary land stewards and community groups, and educate the public about the importance of land conservation and environmental stewardship.
THE ACADIAN FOREST KEEPERS
The Acadian Forest Keepers are an independent group of forest-owning families and small businesses from throughout Canada’s Maritime provinces. Their members share a desire to conserve and restore the natural Acadian Forest, understanding that healthy forests support healthy communities. The Acadian Forest Keepers seek to increase the social, ecological, and economic value of their forests for the benefit of their families, their communities, and future generations.
Acadian Forest Keepers’ woodlands are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, and voluntarily follow AFK’s own Forest Keepers Standard which exceeds the standards required by the FSC®. Community Forests International is a member of the Acadian Forest Keepers on account of their careful stewardship of Whaelghinbran Farm, which will continue in perpetuity due to the easements held on this property by the NBCLT.
SOUTHEAST NEW BRUNSWICK WOOD MARKETING BOARD (SENB)
Established in 1981, the Southeast New Brunswick Wood Marketing Board (SENB) represents more than 8000 private woodlot owners in Westmorland & Kent counties along with the Parish of Rogersville. The SENB was established to promote and negotiate better terms of sale and develop new markets for all tree species within SENB area; to encourage the production and marketing of high quality primary forest products; to encourage and promote good woodlot management practices; to cooperate with other local and provincial boards in the province and elsewhere in marketing primary forest products; and to encourage continued private woodlot ownership.
Southeast New Brunswick Wood
THE SNB WOOD CO-OPERATIVE & SNB FOREST PRODUCTS MARKETING BOARD
The SNB Wood Co-operative Limited was formed in 1974 to become the business arm of the New Brunswick Wood Producers Association. The Co-op obtained contracts and bought forest products from its members to be resold to industries. By combining the many small volumes of individual woodlot owners in a single larger volume, the Co-op is able to negotiate better prices for its members.
SNB Forest Products Marketing Board was formed in 1979. It represents over 6,600 private woodlot owners. The Marketing Board has legal powers to negotiate the terms of sale of forest products. It represents the owners of approximately 1,000,000 acres of forestland in the counties of Albert, Kings, Queens, Saint John, and the parish of Salisbury in Westmorland County.
SNB Wood Co-op Ltd.