Sprucing up the Isthmus!

Event Details

June 17th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chignecto Isthmus (New Brunswick), New Brunswick
Habitat Restoration

Join NCC as we plant red spruce, red oak, and white pine seedlings along the Chignecto Isthmus to restore the area’s natural forest habitat! By reforesting the area, we can help encourage wildlife like moose, Canada lynx, bobcat, and northern goshawk to cross between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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About Chignecto Isthmus (New Brunswick)

The Chignecto Isthmus is a critical land bridge that serves as the only route for terrestrial wildlife to move in and out of Nova Scotia. Moose, whose populations are healthy in New Brunswick, need this key pathway migrate throughout mainland Nova Scotia, where they’re considered endangered. In addition to moose, other species found here include Canada warbler, bobcat and northern goshawk.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has secured 18 properties in the Chignecto Isthmus Natural Area, totaling more than 1,012 hectares (2,500 ac.). These properties are located near Halls Hill and Baie Verte in New Brunswick, and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

What you will be doing

Help NCC restore natural forest habitat by planting trees along the Chignecto Isthmus! Community Forest Canada will provide a short educational and training presentation, then volunteers will be set to work planting seedlings in old fields along the isthmus. At the end of the event, participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch provided by NCC.

Why you will love it

This beautiful area features Maritime mixed forest, an extensive system of swamps, lakes, marshes and bogs. The isthmus is a land bridge between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and is used by a variety of different species. By planting trees in this area, volunteers are helping to create a larger space for wildlife to cross safely between the two provinces.


Contact Courtney Thompson: courtney.thompson@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Work will be taking place rain or shine, so make sure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Lunch will be a BBQ provided by NCC.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

We would like to thank Community Forest Canada for partnering with us for this event.

NB Wildlife Trust Fund
NB Environmental Trust Fund

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Work gloves
  • Reusable water bottle