Johnson's Mills (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Johnson's Mills (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

News Releases

  • Crucial nesting habitat for federally endangered piping plovers protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada
    October 18, 2022

    There is encouraging news for globally endangered piping plovers in New Brunswick. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is today announcing a conservation victory in the northeastern section of the province.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada re-opens Shorebird Interpretive Centre
    August 3, 2022

    After being closed to the public for the past two summers, the Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre re-opened on Canada Day weekend.
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  • Study confirms wetlands around Saint John Harbour provide benefits to people and wildlife
    February 2, 2022

    To mark World Wetlands Day, NCC is releasing the data from a recently completed Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol for Atlantic Canada.
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  • Long-time conservationist and mentor retires from NCC
    October 29, 2021

    Linda Stephenson leaves a natural legacy across the country.
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  • Prince Edward Island resident to help guide conservation group
    October 13, 2021

    Ann Worth, a PEI-based international business consultant, has been named Chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Atlantic Regional Board of Directors.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects important land along the Nerepis River
    July 29, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of an important forest and provincially significant wetland along the Nerepis River.
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  • Modified operations at popular maritime shorebird site
    July 14, 2021

    The ongoing pandemic has resulted in the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Shorebird Interpretive Centre in Johnson’s Mills, New Brunswick remaining closed to visitors again this summer. This decision was taken to ensure the health and safety of people due to COVID-19 protocols and the limited space inside and outside the facility. The centre was also the site of multiple break-ins last year, with valuable equipment and technology stolen.
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  • Protected spaces expand at Musquash Estuary and historic lighthouse given TLC
    June 1, 2021

    To mark its 20th anniversary of working at the Musquash Estuary, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing the protection of three new sites on the Bay of Fundy. The not-for-profit charity is also unveiling some upgrades that improve the network of trails and safety for users, just in time for International Trails Day on June 5.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada receives gift of coastal land on Acadian Peninsula
    April 28, 2021

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing some good news for the province’s natural environment. The not-for-proft charity has received a generous land donation on the Acadian Peninsula in northeast New Brunswick.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada providing youth employment this summer
    April 13, 2021

    Today’s interns are aspiring biologists, foresters and scientists, so by investing in them, we are contributing to Canada’s conservation leaders of tomorrow.
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  • Kelly Cain to lead Nature Conservancy of Canada in Atlantic Region
    February 24, 2021

    A former senior public servant has become the third regional vice-president of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the Atlantic provinces. Kelly Cain has joined the not-for-profit charity following a thorough recruitment process.
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  • For pandemic-weary Canadians, nature is a relief
    February 1, 2021

    A new Ipsos poll finds Canadians have turned to nature in significant numbers.
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  • Milestone land gift sees Northumberland Strait island and salt marsh donated for conservation
    October 21, 2020

    A large salt marsh and forested island on the Northumberland Strait has been donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as wildlife habitat.
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  • Rare old-growth forest protected near Saint John
    September 8, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the purchase of rare, old-growth forest in Damascus, northeast of Saint John. Had the 80 hectares (199 acres) not been conserved, it was in danger of being lost to logging due to its high timber value.
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  • Key salt marsh habitat for herons protected on Acadian Peninsula
    July 14, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected important shorebird habitat by expanding one of its coastal nature reserves on the Acadian Peninsula in northeastern New Brunswick.
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  • Conservation of wetlands key to protecting wildlife, water and our communities
    February 2, 2020

    Wetlands play an unsung role in water management. They are our water towers, flood-control reservoirs and filtration plants. They are the green sponges that hold water when we have too much and slowly release it when we need it the most.
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  • Bay of Fundy areas designated significant for imperiled shorebirds
    September 5, 2019

    New areas on the Bay of Fundy are being internationally recognized as key wildlife habitats for imperiled shorebirds, thanks to a successful initiative led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners.
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  • NCC studying ways to make roads safer for wildlife
    July 18, 2019

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), in partnership with Dalhousie University, has completed the first phase of the Wildpaths Maritimes project, a study of wildlife mortality rates along roads from Moncton, New Brunswick to Amherst, Nova Scotia, in the Chignecto Isthmus. It is one of the region’s busiest transportation hubs as well as a critical area for conservation, where NCC and other organizations are working to conserve a wilderness corridor for wildlife.
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