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New Brunswick

  • Number of Completed Projects (2013-2014)
  • 8
  • Acres Conserved
  • 635
  • Land Value
  • $267,500
  • Stewardship Volunteers
  • 97

Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-ladder discovered in New Brunswick

This year biologists with NCC discovered the presence of a little flowering plant in an NCC natural area — one of the rarest in New Brunswick and a federally listed species at risk.

Most Canadians may not have heard of it before: Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-Ladder. In fact, in Canada it’s only known to exist in New Brunswick and Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Not being a particularly showy flower, and one that grows in swampy areas that aren’t especially pleasant to slog through, it could quite easily be overlooked.

Discovering the population of Van Brunt’s Jacob’s Ladder was like adding another block to New Brunswick’s natural legacy."NCC conservation biologist Josh Noseworthy

The Moose Sex Project fired up hearts around the world, making headlines in stories by BBC World Update, the French Press News Agency and CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

 
Ryan Hagerty

Love for lonely moose

Since launching in 2012, the Moose Sex Project has gained international attention. And that doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

Thanks to a donation from Kenneth and Daniel Lund, this year we conserved a 206-acre (84-hectare) property on the Chignecto Isthmus. The U.S-based Open Space Institute also donated funds to help with our stewardship work.

We also protected an additional 315 acres (128 hectares) in the area in the last year, bringing us to a total of 521 acres (211 hectares) conserved in the New Brunswick side of the Chignecto Isthmus in 2013-2014.

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Saint-Isidore Mayor Oscar Roussel, Paquetville Mayor André Gozzo, Yvon Cormier, Volunteer with Nature Conservancy of Canada Atlantic Board of Directors, Germain Blanchard, President of the Acadian Peninsula Community Foundation, Paula Noel, Nature Conservancy of Canada Program Manager, Denise Roy,  Nature Conservancy of Canada Conservation Representative, Claude Landry, former New Brunswick MLA, Jean-Charles Chiasson, Director General, Acadian Peninsula Community Foundation, Denis Landry, New Brunswick Natural Resources Minister

Working together for conservation

Over the last several years, NCC has worked closely with a number of governments, communities, landowners, other conservation groups and individuals in New Brunswick to accomplish its conservation goals.

This year, the Government of New Brunswick’s Regional Development Corporation announced funding in the amount of $250,000 per year, for two years, to support NCC’s work in the northeast section of the province.

Thanks to carpentry students at the the New Brunswick Community College in Moncton, our Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre now has a new walkway and viewing deck.

At the local level, NCC’s efforts to share information with groups and landowners were supported by the Habitat Stewardship Program of Environment Canada.