Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Conserve. Steward. Educate.

Established in 1987, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick (NTNB) is a non-profit, charitable land trust organization dedicated to land conservation in the province of New Brunswick, as well as environmental stewardship and education. To date, NTNB has conserved over 2000 hectares (equivalent to 5000 football fields) of ecologically significant land in 37 beautiful and unique nature preserves. Click here to learn more about our organization and get involved!



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  • In the #Halloween spirit, here is a print of a ‘creepy’ critter – the Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (a species at risk for which two of our nature preserves are protected). It was done by Conservation on Canvas artist Michael McEwing who carved a woodblock from a fallen Butternut tree to create this print.

    Read more about this story here:

    #HappyHalloween from the Nature Trust!

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  • Who knows which nature preserve this is?

    (Photo: Nadia El-Khoury – one of the winners of our Nature of ART of Nature photography competition)

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    Grand Manan and White Head Island have an extensive system of hiking trails and footpaths. They have beautiful scenery, and exploring them can be a wonderful adventure. They are enjoyed by many island residents and tourists every year and we would like your vote to help us to make improvements and e…

  • This week, we’re thrilled that our Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve trail system is being featured by New Brunswick Trails- Sentiers Nouveau Brunswick. The trails wind through an amazing variety of landscapes, including a unique brackish pond, Acadian forest, brooks, coastline of the Passamaquoddy Bay, Chickahominy Mountain, and more. It is a popular destination for birdwatching, hiking, and snowshoeing.

    Read more about the trail system here:

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    The New Brunswick Trails Council Inc. is a non-profit, membership/volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of the trails movement in New Brunswick.

  • We are now starting the Preservation Collection part of our 20 Featured Trails Series! We invite you to discover The Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s beautiful Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve:

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    The New Brunswick Trails Council Inc. is a non-profit, membership/volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of the trails movement in New Brunswick.

  • #WildlifeWednesday – the Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus). This is New Brunswick’s provincial bird and it is surely one to be proud of, as these small songbirds are tougher than they look. They are non-migratory birds, so, unlike many of their songbird counterparts, they do not travel south when the weather starts to turn. Instead, they stick it out through the colder months with us.

    #Birds #BirdingNB #nature #wildlife

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  • Thank you to steward Evan Young and the Environmental Committee for the Fundy Paddlers Club for cleaning up Green Island Nature Preserve during their Fall Foliage Tour in the Upper St. John River. Looks like they got quite a colour show!

    (Photos: Evan Young)

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  • Last Saturday, we saw about 25 people show up at Pagan Point Nature Preserve in St. Andrews to help out with the Restoration Day. Throughout the course of the day, approximately 60 native tree species were planted on the preserve to replace the trees lost to deforestation, two new nature preserve signs were installed, and the trail was fixed up.

    We are grateful that so many volunteers came from Saint John, Fredericton, and the St. Andrews area, including Mayor Stanley Choptiany, to help us care for this nature preserve. We also want to thank Jessie and Hugh Davies for helping to organize the event and continuing to do an excellent job as stewards for Pagan Point.

    (Photos: Art McFadden)

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  • Another week, another #WildlifeWednesday! Have you ever had the chance to see a Wood Turtle in New Brunswick?

    If they haven’t already, this species is more than likely getting ready to hibernate on the bottom of a muddy, sandy, or gravel waterway right now, but will emerge again in April or May.

    Check out more of our fact sheets here:

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The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
404 Queen St. 3rd floor
P.O. Box 603, Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A6
Phone: (506)457-2398
Fax: (506)450-2137

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