Whether volunteering out in the field, assisting with projects in the Nature Trust’s office, or removing garbage from nature preserves, volunteers are a vital part of our organization.

Here are a few ways to get directly involved:


Hyla Park Gray Tree Frog Surveys

Led by UNB Masters student Shaylyn Wallace, volunteers will be trained in monitoring the unique Hyla versicolor (Gray Tree Frog) at our Hyla Park Nature Preserve in Fredericton. Volunteers must be prepared to get wet and muddy 1-2 times a week in May and June (Dates TBD).

Boundary Monitoring

The Nature Trust ensures the maintenance of our nature preserve boundaries for several reasons including prevention of property line disputes and prevention of timber trespass and theft. Nature preserve monitoring will be taking place for volunteer stewards across the province throughout the spring and summer months.

Upcoming Boundary Monitoring Days:

Armstrong Woods Nature Preserve, Perth-Andover

Dolan Woodlands Nature Preserve, Miramichi

Trail Monitoring and Maintenance Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to walk our trails and report back on their condition and any maintenance needs. We are also looking for volunteers to help us maintain our trails, which involves upkeep for trail markers and signage, clearing branches and vegetation from trail, and cleaning up garbage.

If interested, please contact our Stewardship Manager, Bethany Young.

Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program

We are looking for birders to help monitor marsh birds on several of our nature preserves as part of the Maritimes Marsh Monitoring Program.

For more information, contact our Stewardship Manager, Bethany Young or visit the Bird Studies Canada website.

Flora/Fauna Surveyors

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We are looking for volunteers to help with surveying of flora and fauna on several of our nature preserves this spring.

Upcoming surveyor training:

Bird ID Workshop, Fredericton

If you would like to learn more, please contact our Stewardship Manager, Bethany Young.

Community Stewardship Group Leaders and Volunteers

Are you interested in getting involved with the Nature Trust in your community? The Nature Trust is developing stewardship groups for a number of our nature preserves throughout the province, and we are searching for individuals to become dedicated stewards in their own regions.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our Stewardship Manager, Bethany Young.

Management Plan Writing

We are looking for assistance in writing and updating the management plans for our nature preserves. This task includes interpreting and documenting the ecological, geological and historical features of our properties, as well as identifying directions for action in the future.

If you would like to learn more, please contact our Conserved Lands Coordinator, Carli Le Roux.