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In between issues of Natural Landscapes, visit this page to keep abreast of Nature Trust news and our frequent events. Additional information about our annual events and celebrations can also be found here. To receive Nature Trust announcements by email, you can subscribe to our mailing list.

Join the Nature Trust this summer to learn about nature conservation in Nova Scotia, and to get outside and enjoy our beautiful province! Read about our 2016 Connecting with Nature Events Series.

An Earth Day Gift: Nature Trust Announces New Freshwater Refuge for Wildlife (Press Releases)
April 21st, 2017
In celebration of Earth Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new conservation lands on Hog Lake in Queen’s County, Nova Scotia. The property was generously donated to protect important freshwater habitats for wildlife.

Nature Trust featured in Endangered Perspective Series (News)
February 22nd, 2017
Zack Metcalfe wrote a series of three stories for the Chronicle Herald over the past month which highlighted Nature Trust Conservation Lands in the 100 Wild Islands, Purcell's Cove and St. Mary's River.

2017 Wolfville Watershed Moonlit Snowshoe Hike - Now Full! (Events)
February 7th, 2017
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust & the Town of Wolfville's full moon snowshoe hike at the Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve, is now full. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest!

Nature Trust Celebrates New Protected Lands in the 100 Wild Islands (Press Releases)
February 3rd, 2017
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a new protected area today in the spectacular 100 Wild Islands. The 40 acre conservation lands on Gerard Island bring 85% of the eastern shore archipelago under protection.

Exciting Job Opportunity! (News)
January 18th, 2017
The Nature Trust is looking to fill a newly created position for a Science and Stewardship Specialist

Nova Scotians give Rare Turtles a home: Barren Meadow Sanctuary Protected! (Press Releases)
December 21st, 2016
This holiday season, and for many holidays to come, the rare turtles Wink and Atahualpa and their friends will have a home.

Margaret Atwood Invites Canadians to Join the 100 Wild Islands Legacy (News)
December 12th, 2016

Nature Trust has a new permanent home in Dartmouth! (News)
December 7th, 2016
The latest property secured by the Nature Trust is its new permanent home!

Help Give Rare Turtles a Home for the Holidays (Press Releases)
November 24th, 2016
The Nature Trust has secured an agreement to purchase a 36 acre property at Barren Meadow in southwest Nova Scotia. They have just over a month to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to make the rare turtle sanctuary a reality.

Give the Gift of Nature this Holiday Season! (News)
November 21st, 2016
Give the gift that gives back! Share your passion for conservation with people you care about and help protect natural places in Nova Scotia.

Making Tracks in the Land of Ice and Fire (News)
November 7th, 2016
From September 8-16th, a team made up of nine intrepid adventurers explored the beautifully remote Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland as part of Expedition for the Earth.

Nature Trust Celebrates World Rivers Day with River Conservation Announcement (Press Releases)
September 27th, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is celebrating World Rivers Day by announcing protection of important freshwater habitat on the Pleasant River

Friends of the Wild: Halifax Mayor Encourages Citizens to Join the 100 Wild Islands Legacy (Press Releases)
September 15th, 2016
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage joined the Nova Scotia Nature Trust today to celebrate a major milestone in Nova Scotian wilderness conservation.

Trekkers depart on once in a lifetime journey across Iceland (Press Releases)
September 8th, 2016
Today nine intrepid Nova Scotians set forth on the adventure of a lifetime to the wilds of Iceland.

A Roguish Tale: The Nature Trust and PEI Brewing Protecting Iconic Wilderness (Press Releases)
August 22nd, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the launch of a new partnership that will see sales of Rogues Roost IPA helping to protect and preserve its iconic namesake.

Nature Trust Protects Cherished Parrsboro Gem (Press Releases)
August 15th, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today it has protected, forever, one of Nova Scotia’s cherished island gems - Partridge Island.

Halifax Steps up to make the 100 Wild Islands a Reality (News)
August 3rd, 2016
Halifax Regional Council voted Tuesday to contribute $300,000 to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.

July 2016 Landlines (News)
August 2nd, 2016
Read July's e-news!

Generous Gift of Islands adds to the 100 Wild Islands Legacy (Press Releases)
July 22nd, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the protection of two spectacular coastal gems, Laybolt and Witchwood Islands, the latest additions to the land trust’s iconic 100 Wild Islands coastal legacy campaign.

The Nature Trust is Seeking a GIS Conservation Planner—Contract Position (News)
July 12th, 2016

Once in a Lifetime Iceland Trek Seeking Two Adventurers (News)
June 27th, 2016
Two coveted positions have opened for Expedition for Earth: Iceland 2016. Be one of the lucky adventurers to join this trip of a lifetime!

Bird Society and Nature Trust Team up for Bird Conservation (Press Releases)
May 9th, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a generous donation by the Nova Scotia Bird Society of seven islands and one coastal property, supporting almost 300 acres of important habitat for birds.

Nature Trust's 100 Wild Islands on Halifax Agenda (Press Releases)
April 26th, 2016
Halifax could bring the Nature Trusts landmark 100 Wild Islands conservation campaign to the finish line

February 18th, 2016
Nature Trust's Expedition for the Earth: ICELAND 2016 is seeking participants to join internationally renowned climber Wally Berg!

World Wetlands Day 2016 (News)
February 2nd, 2016
Today is World Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the importance of wetlands. Why are wetlands important? They do so much for us!

Record Year Ends on High Note for Nova Scotia’s Natural Areas (Press Releases)
December 29th, 2015
This year will be remembered as one of the most significant and prolific in Nova Scotia’s history of protecting our unique natural legacy.

Meet the Faces of the 100 Wild Islands (News)
December 28th, 2015

Exciting Conservation Career Opportunity at the Nature Trust! (News)
December 11th, 2015
To guide and manage our increasingly complex and extensive conservation programs, we are looking to fill an exciting new leadership position

Nature Trust Receives Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2015 (News)
November 3rd, 2015
Established by the Halifax Field Naturalists in 2004, the Colin Stewart Conservation Award was created to honour Colin’s lifetime of contributions towards nature conservation initiatives in Nova Scotia.

Headwaters to Headlands: New Nature Trust Property Connects Land and Sea (News)
October 22nd, 2015
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has protected yet another significant conservation site on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia

Environmental Icon Yvon Chouinard Helps Protect Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands (News)
October 22nd, 2015
October 22nd (Halifax)—The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced exciting support and endorsement for their landmark coastal island conservation initiative, the 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign in Halifax tonight.

September 2015 Landlines (News)
September 22nd, 2015
Read September's e-news!

The 100 Wild Islands in the Economist (News)
August 28th, 2015

Quintessential Rare Plant Site Protected, Forever! (Press Releases)
August 14th, 2015
A hotspot for Canadian endangered species conservation has been protected, forever, in Nova Scotia. The Nature Trust announced today the successful acquisition of the 300 acre Wilsons Lake Conservation Lands, in Yarmouth County.

100 Wild Islands Campaign in the Wall Street Journal (News)
July 15th, 2015
The Nature Trust and the 100 Wild Islands Campaign have gotten some great exposure in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

The Nature Trust's 100 Wild Islands Campaign Takes a Major Step Forward (Press Releases)
June 19th, 2015
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s ambitious campaign to protect the 100 Wild Islands on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore received a major conservation boost.

Nature Trust Protects Iconic Rogues Roost Coastal Wilderness (Press Releases)
June 8th, 2015
The Nature Trust is saving yet another iconic natural gem in Nova Scotia—the internationally renowned Rogues Roost.

Celebrate World Environment Day with Us! (News)
June 5th, 2015

Today is World Environment Day! Time to Reflect. (News)
June 5th, 2015
It's the perfect opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to be surrounded by the natural beauty that is all around us in Nova Scotia.

Nature Trust Celebrates Earth Day with a Gift of Nature on the St. Marys (Press Releases)
April 22nd, 2015
In celebration of Earth Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced the permanent protection of yet another ecologically important property on the much loved St. Marys River (Guysborough County).

Eastern Shore Islands Open House (Events)
April 11th, 2015
We invite you to come and share your stories about the 100 Wild Islands, their history and heritage and how you use and enjoy them.

Nature Trust Protects Freshwater Wilderness on the Herbert River (Press Releases)
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.

Celebrate World Water Day with the Nature Trust! (News)
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.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Town of Wolfville Take to the Trails (Press Releases)
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 (News)
December 24th, 2014
Read our 2013/2014 newsletter!

Exciting Employment Opportunity at the Nature Trust (News)
December 10th, 2014
Would you like to join our team? An exciting employment opportunity has opened up.

Take Part in Giving Tuesday with a Gift of Nature (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (News)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (News)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (News)
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 (News)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (News)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
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 (Press Releases)
March 25th, 2013
Three spectacular properties protected on Cape Breton Island

Nature Trust Saves the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary (Press Releases)
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 (News)
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 and Acadia Sign First Conservation Easement Protecting University Lands in Canada (Press Releases)
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.

American Donates First Cross-Border Gift of Nature: New Conservation Program Piloted in NS (Press Releases)
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.