Board of Directors NatureNB
Meet our board
Composed of nature enthusiasts and educators, our board of directors strives to conserve New Brunswick’s natural heritage.
Mike LushingtonPast President
I am a writer, an organic farmer and gardener, a coach in cross country skiing and biathlon, and a lifelong naturalist. I have been a long-term member of the Restigouche Naturalists’ Club and a founding member of the Jacquet River Nature Club, a steward for the Restigouche Estuary IBA, and an active promoter of the wonders of Restigouche County.
I work in the field of environmental protection. I like to spend time in nature–hiking, cycling, and observing. Nature NB serves a public role I support and value: educating and engaging people, and helping preserve New Brunswick’s natural heritage. And from a personal perspective, the organization provides lots of opportunities to learn from experts who share their knowledge as passionately as they study and love the natural world.
A birder since age 13, my career in the international energy business has taken me to natural areas that are far from the usual travel destinations. I feel fortunate to have had those experiences but also fortunate to have been able to support the natural areas of New Brunswick by serving with the Saint John Naturalists Club, the Wildlife Trust Fund and Nature NB. My wife, Ann, and I now spend a lot of our time restoring a tract of forest and coastline on an island in the Bay of Fundy.