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. With its office 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 10,300 hectares (25,500 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

Red Head, NB (Photo By ACAP Saint John)

Red Head, NB (Photo By ACAP Saint John)

Thank a wetland!

NCC staff assessed wetlands in and around the harbour. These wetlands provide valuable ecosystem services to all of us. Ecosystem services are natural functions of wetlands, which provide direct and indirect economic, cultural and social benefits to people. Continue Reading »

Adam, Leah and Cash, Musquash Estuary, NB (Photo by Adam Wilkins)

Adam, Leah and Cash, Musquash Estuary, NB (Photo by Adam Wilkins)

It started with a hatchet and a dream

The wilderness trails that Leah and Adam have worked on connect to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Five Fathom Hole and Black Beach Trails, and the trail network extends from the community of Lorneville to Prince of Wales. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

A snow covered forest (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

A snow covered forest (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

Pics, or it didn't happen

January 18, 2022

The day after our first real snowstorm of the winter, I headed out to enjoy the woods near my home. At a brisk -10 C, it was the perfect temperature for hiking with the right gear on, but not an ideal temperature for my cell phone; I... Continue Reading »

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