The New Brunswick Community Land Trust (NBCLT) will host a series of information sessions concerning conservation tools available to farmers and woodlot owners interested in keeping their land in sustainable, healthy production for future generations.
Working Lands Conservation Easements allow landowners to maintain ownership and production of their land while protecting all or part of it from certain development and/or activities like subdivisions and clearcutting.
The voluntary agreements are developed jointly by the landowner and NBCLT and are specific to each individual and his/her situation.
Project Coordinator Zach Melanson said, “The NBCLT is the only group in NB to offer this kind of working land conservation tool.”
He explained that the NBCLT is “a volunteer driven non-profit organization that helps bridge the gap between environmental conservation and healthy, sustainable agricultural and forestry practices. It is a registered Charity with the CRA and is permitted to hold conservation easements under New Brunswick Conservation Easements Act, RSNB 2011, c 130.”
At press time dates and locations for the information sessions were being finalized. In January, sessions will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, 15 Lorne Street in Sackville and in Cocagne.
Sessions will also be held in February at Baie Verte Community Hall at 387 Rte 970, Baie Verte, at 160 Assumption Blvd. and at the Press Club in Moncton.
A session is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Eco-Parc, 645 on Route 945 in Cormier Village.