1290 Pabineau Falls Road,
Pabineau First Nation, NB E2A 7M3
office: 506 548-9211 fax: 506 545-6968
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
Estimated percentage of project completed:
0-25% 25-50% 50-75% 75-100%
Estimated percentage of ETF award spent:
0-25% 25-50% 50-75% 75-100%
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.