Habitat is the mix of shelter, water, food, and space a species needs to survive and reproduce, and wildlife populations are closely tied to the amount and distribution of their habitats. Healthy populations of wildlife rely on appropriate amounts of habitat.
Our understanding of habitat needs is best known for common species like birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and some invertebrates (such as dragonflies, freshwater mussels, and some beetles).
Habitat management and conservation strategies, developed and implemented on New Brunswick’s Crown lands since 1992, are aimed at providing specific habitats and ecosystems to sustain healthy wildlife populations or to meet population goals, especially for Species at Risk and economically important species. Deer wintering areas are another example included in sustainable forest management planning.
Strategies related to the conservation of wetland bird species are developed and implemented through New Brunswick’s participation in the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture. Explore our management and conservation strategies for New Brunswick’s diverse wildlife and habitats to learn more.