Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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Canis latrans (Coyote)

  • What an athlete! The coyote can reach a speed of 65 km/hr, jump 1.8 metres high and 4.2 metres in length!
  • Coyotes live in fields, bushes, marshes and young forests in the countryside and close to cities. The major part of the year, coyotes sleep on the ground or in the snow, sheltered by a bush or a tree. They use a den with two exits for the birth and early care of their cubs.
  • Coyotes feed on animals, fish, amphibians, crustaceans, insects, fruits, etc. In groups, they will prey on larger animals like deer, cows or sheep.
  • Hunters, trappers, dogs, black bears and lynx are among their predators.
  • Coyotes are active in the evening, at night and in daytime (especially in summer).
  • Did you know that the young are blind at birth?
  • It is possible to hunt coyotes in New Brunswick with a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator License. Consult the Province of New Brunswick Hunting Guide for more information.
  • While there were coyotes in New Brunswick in the 1950’s, their population started to increase around 1970. The disappearance of the grey wolf as well as our forestry and agricultural practices helped coyote numbers to expand very rapidly.

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling rodents and herbivorous. They have their rightful place in the animal kingdom as scavengers and predators of rodents. They play an important role in our ecosystem and are an integral part of the diversity of our provincial forests.

  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Take time and find out the best strategy in case of an encounter with a coyote.
  • Call a forest ranger or the Department of Natural Resources for more information.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group


Upcoming activities

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures