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Nature Conservancy of Canada hosting tree planting event

Isthmus of Chignecto
Isthmus of Chignecto

AMHERST – The Nature Conservancy of Canada will plant 2,500 trees on the New Brunswick side of the Isthmus of Chignecto on Saturday as part of its forest restoration and wildlife habitat enhancement project.

NCC staff and volunteers, along with Canadian Forest International, will be planting native tree species near the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border, in an old agricultural field that was donated to the land trust.
Staff and volunteers will plant red spruce, red oak and white pine saplings.
The goal of the project is to help restore Acadian forest, a declining forest type native to the Maritimes, and to encourage wildlife, especially moose, to migrate from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.
The tree planting day is part of NCC’s ongoing Moose Sex Project, which involves conserving key habitats to support the endangered mainland moose population of Nova Scotia.
Sprucing up the Isthmus is the third of several conservation volunteers events hosted by NCC in New Brunswick this summer.
Through Conservation Volunteers, NCC offers hands-on opportunities to help restore and care for some of Canada’s most important natural areas.
The tree planting project is supported by funding from the federal government through the Natural Areas Conservation Program, as well as through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, and the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund.
NCC is seeking 10 to 12 more volunteers for this three-hour tree planting project.
People wishing to volunteer may register by visiting www.conservationvolunteers.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-231-4400.
 

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