Nature Trust of New Brunswick


Established in 1987, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 6000 acres (2400 hectares) in more than 40 beautiful and diverse nature preserves throughout the province.


  • To CONSERVE areas in perpetuity that have ecological, scenic, cultural, geological, or recreational value by establishing a network of nature preserves throughout New Brunswick.
  • To STEWARD the nature preserves through sustainable management with the support of land stewards and community groups.
  • To EDUCATE the public about the importance of land conservation and environmental stewardship, engaging and connecting all people with nature.


We envision a future in which New Brunswick’s remarkable natural heritage is honoured through an expanding network of nature preserves that are conserved in perpetuity, providing habitat for our province’s native species.


  • We take a science-based and strategic approach to identifying and acquiring private lands by using the best available conservation science and data, while remaining flexible to ensure responsiveness as conservation opportunities arise.
  • We are forward-thinking and know that the safeguarding of natural spaces benefits current and future generations by enhancing their quality of life with intact and healthy ecosystems where people can experience a connection with nature.
  • We strive to collaborate and build partnerships with all sectors, including landowners, government, the private sector, other non-governmental organizations, cultural organizations, academic institutions, communities, and individuals to strengthen our capacity, leverage our limited resources, and engage as many partners as possible in conservation and stewardship.
  • We appreciate and support diversity on a number of levels, including the diversity of all living things and the conservation of habitat for biodiversity to thrive, but also the inclusivity of all human beings.
  • We embrace creativity and new ideas that help us to further our mission to conserve, steward, and educate and strive to apply innovative approaches to all of our projects and programs. ­­­­­
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is registered as a charitable organization in Canada (BN 14074 2289 RR0001) and as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the United States.

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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