White Cedar Swamp Preservation Project:
2021 Interim Progress Report Update

This year our field technicians, Jacob Roy, (on left) and Amy Rose Aubie worker the preservation site, and identified plants and measured trees within the preservation site perimeter.
Total plants identified since project commenced in 2020 to current date is 58, and total trees measured since 2020 to current date is 17,463.
Total cedar measured is 6,192.
Also, our field technicians measured the water quality in the watershed nearest to the preservation site; which is Round-Rock Brook. Future monitoring of this water source is needed to ensure the water is good for animal consumption; also, the water data will identify contaminates, and once identified, we can commence building an adaption/mitigation plan.
Final report will be completed on or before March 31, 2021.

Plant Found In Preservation Site

Description: Cornus canadensis is a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family, native to eastern Asia, the northern US, Canada and New Mexico. Unlike its relativesm, which are for the most part substantial trees and shrubs. Canadenis is a creeping, rhizomatous perennial growing to about 20cm tall. Order: Cornales, Family: Cornaceae, Genus: Cornus

Percentage of project completed (75% to 90%)

Project Name: White Cedar Swamp Preservation Project
Name of Organization: Pabineau First Nation

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Difficulties/Issues encountered:This year we encountered “Heat Waves”. Forest was closed and forest fire index was at the max. In 20 weeks, our field technicians could not go to preservation site to work because of Heat Wave.

Colored In Green Is The White Cedar Trees.

Pabineau Preservation Analysis

As the community of Pabineau First Nation, we set forth with action towards our granted opportunity on a new project to preserve and expand our undeveloped land. The project is officially titled The White Cedar Swamp Preservation Project. Employers entitled, as Preservation site Field Technician and Observers are Katie Williams and co-worker Amy-Rose Aubie; project manager and supervisor, Robert Bobby K. The main objective is to save and preserve the old forest, our Spirit Deer and other animals that reside there. To complete this goal a detailed analysis of our Atlantic Maritime boreal forestry and ecozone in the preservation site is required.

As Field Technician and Observers, our main tasks are too complete physical count, and measurements of all the different species of trees that encompass the preservation site. Measurements include the main diameter, and estimated height. These numbers are recorded, and admitted; included the ecozones activity. Such as animal tracking, skat or indications of markings. All common plants are recorded, medicine plants and types of grass. Other duties are too collect soil and conduct water quality measurements. As well as identify each watershed or body of water within the site or close by.
Through granted funding’s, the project is being represented independently with advertisements, including signage and the official site. Overall, we are proud to be apart of such a tremendous project to help make a difference in our First Nation community, and future. Keeping our working site and homes, a safe and clean environment.

Amy Aubie

As a community we all work together, and by working together everyone gets new opportunities. This year we had the chance to start a new project that we have not had before. Me myself, Katie Williams and Amy-Rose Aubie work on a preservation site that’s on the undeveloped side of our reserve, which would be across our river by the Fish Enhancement. Our tasks are to identify the plant life that’s growing and flourishing, to identify wild life by noticing feces, tracks or even seeing them visually with our own eyes. We are also looking at the cedar swells that have developed throughout the Preservation Site.

The main focus is measuring the height and circumference of the cedar swells. We also measure black spruce, white spruce, pine, rock maple, sugar maple, white birch and dogwood. The reason of a main focus on the cedar is so we are able to identify and record old forest trees. We will also be collecting soil and will be conducting the water quality measurements within the preservation site area for analysis. Other tasks are to observe and record any unwanted, suspicious or illegal activity within or near the preservation site.
Katie Williams