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Nature Trust Protects Iconic Rogues Roost Coastal Wilderness
June 8th, 2015
The Nature Trust is saving yet another iconic natural gem in Nova Scotia—the internationally renowned Rogues Roost.
On Nova Scotia’s south shore, near Prospect, a highly scenic coastal wilderness remains untouched, encompassing wild and dramatic rocky coastal barrens, headlands, coves and 22 islands. Its vast, undisturbed landscape and over 18 kilometers of shoreline provide important habitat for endangered mainland moose, Common Eider, and Harlequin Duck, all species of high conservation concern. The natural area is predominantly Crown land, proposed for Wilderness Area designation under Nova Scotia’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan by the end of 2015.
At the heart of this 1200 hectare coastal wilderness, however, an ‘inholding’ of privately owned land and fear of its potential development, threatened this unique coastal wilderness. Thanks to the Nature Trust, this threat is gone. Rogues Roost will remain just as it is today, in perpetuity and the Nature Trust invites the public to be a part of the legacy.
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