New Brunswick

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Since 1989, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to conserve New Brunswick’s most significant natural areas. Based in Fredericton, NCC has created more than 40 nature reserves — from the Acadian Peninsula in the north, to the island of Grand Manan in the south. To date, with the help of conservation-minded landowners and community supporters, we’ve protected more than 8,925hectares (22,054 acres) of this province's most ecologically significant habitats.

Plan a visit to our most popular nature reserves: the Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre near Sackville, Musquash Estuary Nature Reserve near Saint John and Grand Manan Migratory Bird Sanctuary. We also welcome anyone interested in hands-on conservation to get involved in NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program.

Stories from the Field

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Conserving water for wildlife

For the first time, all the rivers and streams in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and eastern Quebec have been mapped. Continue Reading »

Peregrine falcons (Photo by Evan Young/NCC)

Peregrine falcons (Photo by Evan Young/NCC)

The remarkable recovery of the peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon was close to extinction in the 1960s, but has made a remarkable recovery, thanks to conservation efforts. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Red maple (Photo by Jean Isaacs)

Red maple (Photo by Jean Isaacs)

Emblems of Canada: tree edition

September 23, 2020

Trees have played a significant cultural role in the lives of many Canadians; they are engrained in our national identity. Take the Canadian flag, for instance. It features a single, prominent red maple leaf in the centre, which speaks to the... Continue Reading »

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