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From the blazing colour of an autumn hardwood forest to the stark beauty of a granite barren, Nova Scotia has a rich and diverse natural heritage, and with less than 30% of the province's land publicly owned, private landowners have a vital role to play in protecting these places. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is a non-governmental charitable, land conservation organization whose mandate is to forever protect these irreplaceable natural treasures on private land.

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Nature Trust News

Celebrate World Water Day with the Nature Trust!
March 20th, 2015
This Sunday (March 22) is World Water Day, an international day dedicated to celebrating fresh water, and its importance to the planet and its inhabitants.

Nature Trust Protects Freshwater Wilderness on the Herbert River
March 20th, 2015
Another key piece of ecologically rich river frontage has been protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, bringing a vast freshwater wilderness sanctuary in Hants County one step closer to reality.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Town of Wolfville Take to the Trails
February 9th, 2015
On Saturday February 8th, a crowd of over 30 people gathered at the Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve, (Kings County) to take part in the 4th annual guided snowshoe hike on the property.

Nature Trust Natural Landscapes Newsletter
December 24th, 2014
Read our 2013/2014 newsletter!

Exciting Employment Opportunities at the Nature Trust
December 10th, 2014
Would you like to join our team? Two great employment opportunities have opened up.

Take Part in Giving Tuesday with a Gift of Nature
December 2nd, 2014
Celebrate Giving Tuesday with a Gift of Nature! This Nature Trust program offers unique and meaningful gift ideas for nature lovers, gifts that keep on giving all year round.

A Lending Hand Saves Old Growth Forest on the St. Mary’s River
November 10th, 2014
Renowned conservationist Martin Rudy Haase and the Nature Trust teamed up to save one of the province’s most special places. Mr. Haase provided a $100,000 interest-free loan that helped to close a conservation deal.

Nature Trust Honours Paul Gauthier’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy
October 23rd, 2014
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust honoured Nova Scotian-born entrepreneur Paul Gauthier tonight in Halifax.

Nature Trust Works to Save Wild River Gem Bringing “World Rivers Day” to Life
September 30th, 2014
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust celebrated World Rivers Day by announcing their campaign to protect a spectacular piece of Nova Scotia’s river legacy.

Nova Scotia Nature Trust and Wilson Fuel Co. Limited Tee Off for Land Conservation
August 11th, 2014
On Monday August 11th, 127 golfers teed off at Glen Arbour Golf Course for the 5th annual Wilson Fuel Charity Golf Classic, in support of land conservation in Nova Scotia.

Hardy and Barbara Eshbaugh: Leaving a Conservation Legacy on the Beloved St. Mary’s River
August 8th, 2014
The Nature Trust is delighted to be announcing a new protected area on the St. Mary’s River this Saturday, at a community celebration on the river.

Nature Trust Celebrates New Protected Islands on the Eastern Shore
July 26th, 2014
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new island conservation successes today, as part of its exciting 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.

The Nature Trust Seeks Volunteer Treasurer
July 3rd, 2014
The Nature Trust requires a volunteer Treasurer to oversee our finances and financial reporting, and to serve as an active member of the Board of Directors.

Nature Trust announces bold conservation campaign
June 25th, 2014
100 Wild Islands: Protecting One of North America’s last great coastal island wildernesses

Exciting Job Opportunity! Director of Fund Development - 18 mth Mat Leave Position
June 2nd, 2014
We seek a highly effective and experienced individual who can assume a dynamic role and sustain the momentum we have built in strengthening and increasing the financial capacity of our organization, during our Director of Fund Development’s parental leave

The Nature Trust Laments the Passing of Our Dear Friend Farley Mowat
May 7th, 2014
All of us at the Nature Trust are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and long-time champion, Farley Mowat.

A Home for the Holidays: The Nature Trust's Gift for Endangered Turtles
December 20th, 2013
This holiday season the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and some relieved turtle families are celebrating a very special gift – the protection of Bull Moose Meadow Conservation Lands.

Major Coastal Island Protected by the Nature Trust
October 24th, 2013
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has preserved yet another outstanding piece of Canada’s coastal legacy by protecting one of Nova Scotia’s largest and most ecologically important coastal islands.

Nature Trust and Acadia Protect Internationally Significant Bird Sanctuary
September 7th, 2013
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has protected a 320 acre at Hemeon's Head Shelburne County.

Provincial Protected Areas Plan Recognizes the Importance of Private Land Conservation
August 14th, 2013
Read about how our work in private land conservation connects with the province's newly announced protected areas plan.

Nature Trust Celebrates Permanent Protection of a 27 Hectare Endangered Blanding’s Turtle Habitat
July 27th, 2013
This Saturday the Nova Scotia Nature Trust supporters and staff and conservation partners Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and Parks Canada will gather to celebrate the permanent protection of a 27 hectare property on McGowan Lake, in Kempt, NS.

Nature Trust Protects 85-acre Herbert River Property, Launches Freshwater Conservation Campaign
June 20th, 2013
Tonight The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced the permanent protection of an 85-acre river-front property on the Herbert River, in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Three More Coastal Gems, Protected Forever
March 25th, 2013
Three spectacular properties protected on Cape Breton Island

Nature Trust Saves the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary
January 4th, 2013
This new year, endangered Blanding’s turtles have a 27 hectare-sized reason to celebrate. The Nature Trust has succeeded in saving some of the best remaining habitat for endangered Blanding’s turtles in NS – thanks to an outpouring of community support.

Nova Scotians Come Together To Protect Troop Island
December 28th, 2012
Troop Island's natural wildlife habitats and important coastal lands are protected for the benefit of Nova Scotians and future generations thanks to the combined effort of residents, community groups, Halifax Regional Municipality and the province.

Nature Trust Protects 50th Property and 6,500th Acre with Donation of Endangered Species Habitat
October 18th, 2012

Nature Trust and Acadia Sign First Conservation Easement Protecting University Lands in Canada
September 8th, 2012
Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust signed a conservation easement protecting a spectacular coastal island off Nova Scotia’s south shore today.

Nature Trust Protect Endangered Species and the Next Piece fo the Puzzle on Gillfillan Lake
July 11th, 2012

Province and Nature Trust Renew Conservation Partnership
April 22nd, 2012

American Donates First Cross-Border Gift of Nature: New Conservation Program Piloted in NS
December 19th, 2011
The Nature Trust is once again breaking new ground in Canadian land conservation with a new opportunity to protect American-owned land across Canada.

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