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 8,925 hectares (22,054 acres) of this province's most ecologically significant habitats.

Plan a visit to our most popular nature reserves:

  • Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre near Sackville
  • Musquash Estuary Nature Reserve near Saint John
  • Grand Manan Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Interested in hands-on conservation? Get involved in NCC’s Conservation Volunteers program.

Stories from the Field

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Active Rivers Area project: Supporting nature-based solutions for rivers, fish and communities

The Active Rivers Area project, developed with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, used geomatic information mapping software to map the full extent of riparian zones across the three Maritime provinces and southern Quebec. Continue Reading »

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 »

From Our Blog

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Nature-based solutions for an uncertain future

March 22, 2021

Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. But many people in the world don’t have taps or drains. In fact, over... Continue Reading »

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