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

Denise Roy, NB Conservation Representative

Denise Roy, NB Conservation Representative

An Internship Turns into 20 Years with NCC

Twenty years since she started as an intern with NCC, Denise Roy still has a passion for nature. Continue Reading »

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 »

From Our Blog

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversity

October 4, 2021

October 4 is World Habitat Day, which has been celebrated annually by the United Nations since 1986. This year’s theme is accelerating urban climate action. The day is followed by Urban October, a month where we are encouraged to reflect on... Continue Reading »

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