Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is ExploreEcoNB?
ExploreEcoNB is a bilingual mobile application designed to connect people with all of the amazing opportunities to explore the natural beauty of New Brunswick, Canada, providing an innovative way to explore the province. In today's technology-based society, this user-friendly application provides explorers with a convenient and versatile way to access information about New Brunswick's natural areas on-the-go. The application is specifically aimed to motivate the awareness and discovery of such areas to individuals both native to the province and our welcomed visitors. Natural areas to explore using ExploreEcoNB include nature preserves/reserves, Protected Natural Areas (PNAs), Important Bird Areas (IBAs), national and provincial parks, trail systems, public entry Points for paddling the St. John River, and more.
How much does the app cost?
The application is absolutely free! This is possible thanks to the contributions of participating partner organizations as well as grants from our generous funders: Mountain Equipment Co-Op, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the Government of New Brunswick's Environmental Trust Fund.
How did the idea come about?
The idea of developing an application to raise awareness of the beautiful natural spaces in New Brunswick originated from one of the partner organizations—the Nature Trust of New Brunswick—two years ago. They developed an original version of the application with their 37 nature preserves and afterwards saw the amazing potential to expand the application to include other New Brunswick organizations and agencies. Nature Trust made their dream a reality and was able to collaborate with eight other New Brunswick environmentally-oriented organizations and agencies to bring you ExploreEcoNB.
I have a technical problem or support issue I need resolved, who do I contact?
If you run into any issues or have any feedback/questions about the app, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does privacy work?
Whereas this is a mapping-based app, it will ask to access your current location. If turned on, this feature allows you to search for natural areas within a desired distance from your current location. Location settings can be turned off at any time, as needed. Your location information is not used or accessed by the app in any other way. Any personal is kept confidential under New Brunswick's Protection of Privacy Act.
What mobile devices is the app compatible with?
The ExploreEcoNB mobile app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows and can be found in each platform's respective app store.
Who created the app?
The application was created from a collaborative of nine partner organizations with the same goal to make beautiful, natural areas more accessible to the general public. These organizations are the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Provincial Parks, Sentiers NB Trails Inc., Parks Canada, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature New Brunswick, Meduxnekeag River Association, and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.