New Brunswick Crown Lands and Forests Advisory Board to be established
April 21, 2023 By Government of New Brunswick
The provincial government of New Brunswick is establishing a Crown Lands and Forests Advisory Board to provide input to the minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development.
“I am pleased to announce the creation of this new entity which is designed to bring to the table the views of New Brunswickers who use Crown lands,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “I look forward to working with the board to ensure their views are well represented in the work of my department.”
The board will be composed of people who have an interest in the management of Crown lands. The intention is to bring a balanced view of different cultural and regional interests from across the province to provide a balanced view of how Crown lands are used.
The Crown Lands and Forests Act and Timber Regulation 86-160 already provide for the creation of committees such as the board. Sub-committees of the board will be created with experts in the areas of conservation, industry competitiveness, recreation, and other important areas of scientific and public interest.
Members will be appointed to the board this spring.
A notice of vacancy will be shared on the Agencies, Boards and Commissions website to ensure the appointments are merit-based and transparent.
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