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The Butternut tree species (Juglans cinerea) (SARA listed as endangered species) are in dying in New Brunswick due to the Butternut canker disease. The tree is important ecologically and culturally to the people of New Brunswick and maybe lost in next 10 to 20 years if the disease progresses.

While there is research is being done, the numbers and distribution of Butternut is in decline (the canker is killing individual trees and whole stands). The fear now is that while research is providing valuable knowledge, it may be too late to save the species in NB. To increase odds of saving the species, three approaches are being used: genetic characterization, archiving trees in a place where there is no canker (BC) and increasing the number and distribution of the trees in NB.

Through a partnership between the FMF, CFS, Notre Dame University and the Province of New Brunswick, the genetics of populations throughout southern NB have been mapped. In the Fall of 2014, Butternut nuts were collected from those populations, have been archived at the CFS and, in the summer of 2015, will be grown. The seedlings will then be sent to BC an Ohio to be planted: acting as an archive for the species and should all the populations be wiped out, used to repopulated the NB stands in the future.

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Title: Forest Soils Interpretation for Tree Production in the Fundy Model Forest

Summary

Qualitative productivity of the soils of the Fundy Model Forest are estimated for eleven tree species, commercially important in the Maritime region and growing in New Brunswick, Canada. Seven of these species are softwood and four are hardwood. Digital attribute files for the Fundy Model Forest soils map were built and used together with a custom designed software to derive the suitability of each soil polygon for tree production. Climatic regions and their influence on tree growths were not taken in to consideration in this report. Soils characteristic alone were used. Further studies incorporating climate, soils and management techniques are recommended to quantify, forest productivity. Nevertheless, it is expected that this publication will help forest managers in their decision making process concerning the selection of tree species for individual sites.

Forest Soils Interpretation for Tree Production in the Fundy Model Forest

Early Years (1992 - 2007)

Soil and Water

2003

Benchmark Soils: Maintenance of Permanent Sample PlotsH. Krause

2002

Summary of Water Quality Sampling: The Kennebecasis River Classification ProjectKennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee

Determining the Areas Cut for Each First Order Forest CatchmentF-R Meng, K.Pugh and P. Arp

Washademoak Lake – Canaan River Watershed Study: A SummaryWashademoak Environmentalists

Analysis of Aquatic Habitat and Fish Population Data for FMF SteamsWatershed Technologies

Effects of Forest Harvesting on Basin Wide Water Yield in Relation of % of  Watershed Cut: A Review of LieteratureB. Stanley and P. Arp

Soil Disturbance during Forest Harvesting and Renewal - H. Krause, M. Steeves and P. Arp

The Creation of a Pedo-Climatic Map and the Development of the CanSIS-INTERPN 2000 Interpretation Model for Agricultural Crops and Forest Tree Production in New Brunswick

Fundy Model Forest Research Grant for 2001-2002 Watershed Group SupportS. Dalton

Organic Horizon Thickness: An Indicator of Sustainable Forest Management in the Maritime Provinces – T. Mahendrappa and C. Pitt

Aquatic Habitat Assessment, Eco-reach Identification and Fish Production Potential within the FMF - F. Cowie

2001

Ward’s Creek Restoration Project: Final Report - Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee

Creel Census 2000 – 2001 - T. Byers, J. MacLaughlin and M. Noddin

Water Quality of the Canaan River 1997 and Its Relationship to the Water Quality of Washademoak LakeR. Rickard

2000

Fundy Model Forest Composite of Water Quality Survey ResultsJ. MacLauglin

Stream Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring within the Hayward Brook Watershed During 2000 - J. Pomeroy

Compliance SurveyJ. Chase

Water Quality and Biodiversity as Assessed Using Macroinvertebrate Analysis in the Grand Lake Eco Region of the FMFA. Chiasson

1999

Protocols for Assessing Water Quality and Aquatic Biodiversity Using Macroinvertebrates - A. Chiasson

Stream Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring Within the Hayward Brook Watershed Study During 1993-1999 - J. Pomeroy

Status of Riparian Zones in the Anagance Watershed - K. Pugh

Legislation and Guidelines for the Protection of Water Quality in the FMF, Annotated Bibliography for the FMF on Best Management Practices. Acts, Regulations and Guidelines in NBWood River Enhancement Limited

1998

Protection of Soil Quality for Sustainable Forest Management: Soil Compaction, Erosion and Displacement - H. Krause

1997

Potential Forests of the Fundy Model Forest - V. Zelazny, H. Veen and M. Colpitts

1996

Effect of Riprarian Zone Management on Brook Trout: The Hayward and Holmes Brooks Watershed Study Final Report 1994-1996 - Alyre Chiasson

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