The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land conservation organization which focuses on conserving and stewarding private land and engaging New Brunswickers about the importance of protecting our province’s unique natural heritage and biodiversity.
Since 1987, we are responsible for conserving over 8,000 acres (3,200 hectares) of ecologically significant land in more than 60 beautiful and diverse nature preserves throughout the province.
New Brunswick is a bountiful province, with stunning landscapes and various ecosystems of forest, coastline, and waterways. We protect unique natural areas in New Brunswick, spectacular spaces of pristine, scenic beauty, some which shelter rare, endangered species of flora and fauna. It is the Nature Trust’s mandate to steward these lands while maintaining healthy ecosystems, biodiversity and preserving native species.
We partner with individuals, landowners, community groups, non-profit organizations, indigenous groups, businesses, and government departments at all levels to protect New Brunswick’s natural spaces. We establish nature preserves through land or donations, purchases, conservation easement agreements, other legal interests in land, and manage them in perpetuity.
By acquiring conservation lands and by working with our communities, donors and volunteers, to encourage responsible stewardship, we ensure that these spaces are preserved. This means New Brunswickers have access to natural spaces and hiking trails, the ability to get away and reconnect with the outdoors, and the opportunity to teach future generations about the importance of nature.
Visit the ‘Preserves’ page to explore the over 60 properties we currently conserve.
CONSERVE areas in New Brunswick that are ecologically significant, establishing nature preserves that remain protected forever;
STEWARD the nature preserves through a network of volunteers and supporters;
ENGAGE with the public on the importance of land conservation, New Brunswick’s natural heritage, biodiversity, and species at risk.
We honour and protect New Brunswick’s remarkable biodiversity and natural heritage through conserving an expanding network of nature preserves.
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. This enables us 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.
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Donate today and help us protect natural heritage and wildlife across New Brunswick.