New Brunswick

Most NCC properties are now open to the public. Please respect physical distancing when visiting our natural areas, and consult our website for site-specific updates.  Learn more >

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

Semipalmated sandpiper (Photo by NCC)

Semipalmated sandpiper (Photo by NCC)

Everything you need to know for safe and positive shorebird viewing

When bird watching at important shorebirds habitat, remember to keep your distance, don't bring pets, walk softly, keep noise and activity levels low and don't litter. Continue Reading »

Painted Turtles at Sunset Valley (Photo by NCC)

Painted Turtles at Sunset Valley (Photo by NCC)

An unexpected yet successful turn of events at Sunset Valley

Come along with the conservation team to New Brunswick's Sunset Valley and see what we can find. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Alpine Lake on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Alpine Lake on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Nature-based solutions: Benefits for people and the planet

June 5, 2021

There is no longer any question, scientifically speaking, that the effects of climate change are increasing both the rate and extent of biodiversity loss, not just in Canada, but globally. When combined with human impacts, such as land conversion... Continue Reading »

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