To celebrate World Habitat Day, we're recognizing our amazing science partners and the plants and animals who call the forest home.
Our voluntary and award-winning Unique Areas program has grown from 29 sites in the 1980’s to over 1450 sites to date on the lands we own and manage in NB, NS and Maine. We value the partnerships we have with many environmental and community groups as well as local universities in identifying, conserving and studying these special places. More here.
Everyone who works in the woods at JDI receives Environmental Training in order to recognize and protect habitat. Watch how they do it here:
Discover Our Nature Parks
J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to have Nature Parks in Saint John and Bouctouche, New Brunswick where visitors can enjoy the great outdoors and learn about local ecosystems and habitat through free, fun and interactive programs.
The Irving Nature park features 11 km (7 mi.) of rugged Bay of Fundy coastline and six different ecosystems with a diversity of flora and fauna! Winner of Trip Adviser's Best Attraction Award, the nature park is a favourite with locals and tourists alike.
The Dune is a sand dune stretching 12 km (7.5 miles) across Bouctouche Bay. The park has been honoured by the Society of American Travel Writers as a must see! Park visitors can use the boardwalk stretching along the dune to explore both the dune's wilderness and its salt marsh without endangering the sensitive ecosystems.
Take a look at these 7 Must-Watch Videos for World Habitat Day:
1. Would you Look at That! (The Wood Turtle)
2. It's all Lynxed
3. La Dune de Bouctouche, Home to the Piping Plover
4. Our #Habitat Day playlist includes Oven Bird - part of over 500 hours of songbird recordings! Thank you to our research partners Natural Resources Canada, Carleton University and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
5. The Sound of Songbird Music
6. See our industry, academic and environmental partnership on deer research:
7. 80,000 ticks on a moose? JDI is supporting scientific research to help save moose: