Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Applications can be completed online.
Common permits that can be received for woodlot management activities are :
- Temporary Bridge Install
- Timber Harvesting in Riparian Zone
- Permanent Culvert/Bridge install
- Beaver Dam Removal
- And many more.
The Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Regulation under the Clean Water Act requires that anyone carrying out an alteration within a watercourse or regulated wetland or within 30 meters of them, must first obtain a permit from the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government. Currently, wetlands are regulated as per the Regulated Wetlands Mapping layer which is depicted online on GeoNB. An “alteration” means a temporary or permanent change to vegetation, structures or gradient including changes that affect the flow of water within watercourses or regulated wetlands.
GeoNB is a great tool online to access imagery, and other useful information regarding your woodlot.
Service New Brunswick has recently enhanced their GeoNB web site tool to be smart phone friendly. Also, maps can now be viewed with the users position shown on the map, provided you have a GPS built into your phone and your location is activated.
Avenza Maps® is a mobile map app that allows you to download maps for offline use on iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Use your device’s built-in GPS to track your location on any map, plot locations and photos, measure distance and area, and more.
This app allows landowners to become familiar with approximate boundary line locations, environmental constraints, and helps with many forest management decisions with up to date aerial photography and digital elevation model layers available.
We can send woodlot owners and producers a detailed PDF map of your woodlot. Please contact office for more information.
The Huntstand app, is another great app to help landowners and producers locate the approximate location of their boundary lines.
This app uses data when in the field, but is a great app to use as a reference when needed.
A measuring tool is also available with this app, to help with forest management decisions.
The NBFWO is the voice of woodlot owners, advocating for their economic and social interests. If you own a woodlot in NB, you are a member!
Check their website for blogs, news, projects and workshops.