New Brunswick

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 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) 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

Riverside Albert stream (Photo by NCC)

Riverside Albert stream (Photo by NCC)

Episode Three: Nature, the Engineer

This is the story of a village that needed a forest to protect its drinking water. Continue Reading »

Allison Patrick observing a tree in Riverside Albert (Photo by NCC)

Allison Patrick observing a tree in Riverside Albert (Photo by NCC)

Better together: Working with the Village of Riverside-Albert to protect a rare forest

NCC's conservation biologist explains the importance of working with the Village of Riverside-Albert to help protect a rare forest and the village's water reservoir. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

An Eskimo curlew taxidermy is likely the only way to see this species in the flesh nowadays. (Photo taken at the Royal Ontario Museum by Dan Kraus/NCC staff)

An Eskimo curlew taxidermy is likely the only way to see this species in the flesh nowadays. (Photo taken at the Royal Ontario Museum by Dan Kraus/NCC staff)

Obituary for a curlew

September 4, 2018

It’s probably unusual to think about writing an obituary for a bird. But the story of the Eskimo curlew recently led me to do just that: Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), after a long battle with market hunting and habitat loss, passed... Continue Reading »

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