About Our Charity
Established in 1987, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land conservation organization that is responsible for conserving over 7000 acres (2832 hectares) in more than 50 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.