Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Conservation Planning – Upper St. John River (USJR)


Upper St. John River (USJR)

In 2014, the Nature Trust extended strategic conservation planning efforts northwards along the St. John River and began development of a Habitat Conservation Strategy for the USJR region.

This region is not new to the Nature Trust. The organization has been active in the region since 2000 when a rare plant survey was conducted through extensive field work and habitat was protected for the endangered Furbish’s Lousewort. Several islands home to the rare and endangered cobblestone tiger beetle have also been protected by the Nature Trust within this region at the Arthur Kyle Nature Preserve, Green Island Nature Preserve, and Eagle’s Eye Nature Preserve. This past work will be used in conjunction with information from the USJR Habitat Conservation Strategy to increase awareness of critical habitat and species at risk, and to protect habitat on private land in the region through partnership building.”

This project is in the early stages, so please check back for updates.

The Nature Trust’s Conservation Planning in the Upper St. John River project is supported by:

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