Environment should take priority over forestry industry: N.B. survey
"New Brunswickers want to see the public forest on Crown lands managed quite differently than what the government seems to be thinking about."
- David Coon, Conservation Council of New Brunswick spokesperson
New Brunswick, Canada - New Brunswickers place environmental values ahead of the industrial harvesting of forests, suggests a government-commissioned survey released on Wednesday.
Approximately 57 per cent of the respondents said the forest industry has too much control over forest management in New Brunswick ... About 56 per cent also said that the economic contributions of the forest industry do not outweigh environmental impacts, and 58 per cent said the amount of timber cut in forests is too high.