Nature Trust of New Brunswick

von Ziegesar Conservation Easement

Kars, Kings County


This preserve belongs to the von Ziegesar family and the Nature Trust holds a conservation easement for the property. This preserve is not available for visiting.


The original owners of this property were first-generation loyalists, the Pickets, who first settled in Kingston, New Brunswick.


The easement protects active and old fields, oak and cedar forests and 3.2 km (2 miles) of undeveloped St. John River frontage. Land subdivision, new roads, commercial cutting of trees, changing of watercourses or shorelines and other consumptive activities are not permitted. A shoreline oak-cedar forest is subject to a no-cutting clause, and an interval area subject to flooding will have no future grazing, encouraging its use by wildlife.

Access and Activities

This preserve should not be accessed without permission of the owners and the Nature Trust.

View or navigate this preserve via Google Maps.

 Click the map below for more detail.*The property is undeveloped and there are a variety of hazards and risks associated with accessing this preserve. While this nature preserve is open for public access, visitors must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety and are to use the land at their own risk.*


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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