Forestry is a significant industry in New Brunswick, including vast acreages in tree farms sprayed with toxic chemicals. Many of the rural champions and activists in this province are focused on forestry, how the forest is managed, who owns the forest, and the health and environmental impact of the glyphosate spraying.
Forestry and other extractive industries are currently an important part of our economy. Many current and proposed extractive practices, such as fracking, mining and quarries are harmful to the environment. What are some alternative practices?
At this early point in the project (March 2019) RAVEN is engaged with this issue primarily by conducting studies of how mainstream and alternative media are creating discourse and counter-discourse around forestry and resource extraction.
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