Tantramar Dykelands – JB Pollard
Wetland Mapping in New Brunswick
On January 1st, 2020, the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government launched an improved mapping tool of provincial wetland locations known as the Watercourse and Wetland Alteration WAWA Reference Map. This new resource is a composite of the latest available data, incorporating both LiDAR and Aerial Imagery. The new mapping tool will be updated on an annual basis with any data received or collected within that year to continuously improve the map’s accuracy. It is intended to help landowners, resource users and the general public have a better understanding of where wetlands are located for improved management and stewardship of the Province’s wetlands, in accordance with the Clean Water Act.
Tantramar Wetlands Centre
Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve and Interpretive Centre
Portobello Creek National Wildlife Area
Semipalmated Sandpiper – © Ducks Unlimited Canada
Portobello Creek is the largest freshwater wetland complex within the lower Saint John River (Wolastoq) floodplain with productive habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife species in NB and is home to the Portobello Creek National Wildlife Area (NWA). In 1973, the Government of Canada committed to purchasing 4,047 hectares (10,000 acres) of wetland habitat at Portobello. Established on August 30, 1995, the NWA, encompasses 2,090 hectares (5,164 acres) and is home to at least 39 species of rare plants including Butternut tree, a federally listed species at risk. Since 2011, the Government of Canada has acquired an additional 1,122 hectares (2,771 acres) of wetland and wetland buffer habitat within the Portobello Creek system.
New Brunswick EHJV Coordinator
New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development