MARITIME BEEF PRODUCERS COLLABORATE . . . ECADAL SURVEY OF OCEAN SCIENCES . . . N.B. ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP FINDS SUCCESS SELLING CARBON OFFSETS . . . SHELTERBELT PLANNING AND DESIGN . . .
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MARITIME BEEF PRODUCERS COLLABORATE
Source: FCC Beef producers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island were in Moncton March 27 and 28 for the Maritime Beef Council’s first hosting of the Maritime Beef Conference. “It was a great meeting with an awesome speaker lineup and there were a lot of new faces in the room,” says Cedric MacLeod, chair of New Brunswick Cattle Producers. MacLeod was encouraged to see a number of young producers attend the meeting. (read more)
ECADAL SURVEY OF OCEAN SCIENCES
The Ocean Sciences Board of the U.S. National Research Council, with input from the ocean sciences community, has released the report “Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences” that identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. It also assesses the infrastructure needed to support this research, and makes recommendations for aligning current and planned infrastructure and budgets with science priorities in order to reach research goals. (read more)
N.B. ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP FINDS SUCCESS SELLING CARBON OFFSETS
Community Forests International, a Sackville-based forestry and environmental group, has been making about $70,000 per year on their 71 hectare woodlot by selling carbon offsets to five Canadian companies. These companies are paying CFI to manage this land sustainably. (read more)
SHELTERBELT PLANNING AND DESIGN
Trees and shelterbelt planting is a long-term investment that requires careful planning and design. “You have to ask yourself what you want to accomplish by planting trees or shelterbelts on your property,” says Toso Bozic, agroforestry/bioenergy specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “You should involve all family members in this process to bring in their ideas, thoughts and values.” (read more)
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