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An Earth Day Gift: Nature Trust Announces New Freshwater Refuge for Wildlife
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 Celebrates New Protected Lands in the 100 Wild Islands
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.

Nova Scotians give Rare Turtles a home: Barren Meadow Sanctuary Protected!
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.

Help Give Rare Turtles a Home for the Holidays
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.

Nature Trust Celebrates World Rivers Day with River Conservation Announcement
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
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
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
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
August 15th, 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today it has protected, forever, one of Nova Scotia’s cherished island gems - Partridge Island.

Generous Gift of Islands adds to the 100 Wild Islands Legacy
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.

Bird Society and Nature Trust Team up for Bird Conservation
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
April 26th, 2016
Halifax could bring the Nature Trusts landmark 100 Wild Islands conservation campaign to the finish line

EXPEDITION FOR THE EARTH: ICELAND 2016 ON THE UPWARD CLIMB
February 18th, 2016
Nature Trust's Expedition for the Earth: ICELAND 2016 is seeking participants to join internationally renowned climber Wally Berg!

Record Year Ends on High Note for Nova Scotia’s Natural Areas
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.

Quintessential Rare Plant Site Protected, Forever!
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.

The Nature Trust's 100 Wild Islands Campaign Takes a Major Step Forward
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
June 8th, 2015
The Nature Trust is saving yet another iconic natural gem in Nova Scotia—the internationally renowned Rogues Roost.

Nature Trust Celebrates Earth Day with a Gift of Nature on the St. Marys
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).

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nature Trust Series in the Nova Scotian

St. Mary's River: In Nature We Trust (The Nova Scotian May 15, 2007)

Gold River: Path to Peace (The Nova Scotian June 24, 2007)

Endangered Species at Molega Lake (The Nova Scotian, July 15, 2007)

Trust Goes to Town (The Nova Scotian, October 28, 2007)

Long Cove: Protecting Our Seabound Coast (The Nova Scotian, August 12, 2007)

Farley Mowat's Gift to the Nature Trust (The Nova Scotian, September 15, 2007)