Conserving land like that around the Miramichi Watershed in New Brunswick is good for the climate and can protect communities, says conservation group.

Conserving land like that around the Miramichi Watershed in New Brunswick is good for the climate and can protect communities, says conservation group.
Photo Credit: Mike Dembeck

Conserve land to offset carbon emissions, advises forester

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is advising the province of New Brunswick to offset its carbon footprint by conserving wild land.  Areas like forests or wetlands store carbon and, if they are preserved, will not release that greenhouse gas which causes climate change.

Land around the Tusket River in Nova Scotia was acquired and is protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Land around the Tusket River in Nova Scotia was acquired and is protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. © Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conserving land can protect from severe weather

“Conserving more land can also help mitigate the impacts of climate change by protecting communities from weather events, floods and storm surges,” says the NCC in a news release.

Rob Wilson is a forester and a carbon finance officer with this conservation group and he was an expert witness at the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, the seat of the provincial government. He also met with other officials from eastern Canada to explain how they too can conserve land to reduce their carbon footprints.

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Conserving land on the Tabusintac Estuary in New Brunswick would be good for the climate and good for creatures like the Great Blue Heron, argues the NCC.
Conserving land on the Tabusintac Estuary in New Brunswick would be good for the climate and good for creatures like the Great Blue Heron, argues the NCC. © Dean Mullin
The NCC has acquired and preserved half of Boughton Island in western Prince Edward Island.
The NCC has acquired and preserved half of Boughton Island in western Prince Edward Island. © Nature Conservancy of Canada
NCC land around Johnson’s Mills in New Brunswick.
NCC land around Johnson’s Mills in New Brunswick. © Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada

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One comment on “Conserve land to offset carbon emissions, advises forester
  1. jim cowan says:

    Good thinking. Now , a ban on fracking !