News County councilors recognize need for conservation education SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Thursday, Dec. 18th, 2014 While County councilors were presented with an overview of the past year, they came across a few areas for improvement. One of them was public education on forest conservation. The county’s Forest Conservation By-Law Officer made council aware of some things like Beech bark disease and some insects that are a threat to the area trees. Warden Murray Fearrey said there is a communication problem when it comes to these issues and councilors agreed more can be done to get the information to residents and cottagers. Plans for education will come from staff to help address the problem.