CURA Forest Collaborative
The CURA (Community-University Research Alliance) Forest Collaborative is a group of industries, universities and environmental organizations working together to attain sustainable forestry management in New Brunswick.
The purpose of the Forest Collaborative is to bring together multiple stakeholders to:
a) discuss concerns and improve understanding of forest management and forest conservation issues
b) develop and implement strategies that will improve forest conservation and forest sustainability in New Brunswick
The vision of the Forest Collaborative is multiple stakeholders working together to maintain healthy growing forest ecosystems and a healthy growing forest industry.
The mission of the Forest Collaborative is to have environmental, community, industry and government groups collaborating to improve understanding, forest management, and sustainability.
Margo Sheppard, former Executive Director of the Trust represents the Nature Trust as a Theme Leader of the Conserved Habitats and Old Forest Working group. This working group is striving to enhance and strengthen protection for high conservation value habitats on JD Irving lands in New Brunswick. Between Crown and private holdings, the Company manages roughly 1.8 million hectares (4.5 million acres) or 25% of the New Brunswick land base.
For more information, please refer to the CURA website.