To protect Nova Scotia’s outstanding natural legacy through land conservation.
We envision a future in which Nova Scotia’s native species, unique habitats and natural landscapes are protected in perpetuity, and in which this natural legacy is appreciated and actively stewarded.
Beliefs that Guide Our Work
- Conservation Commitment
Nova Scotia’s natural legacy has significant ecological value and must be protected.
- Connection to Nature
Protected natural areas are essential to the quality of life of present and future generations of Nova Scotians.
Action is needed to protect important natural areas that are increasingly threatened by development and resource use.
- Private Land
A focus on private lands is critical because they comprise the majority of Nova Scotia and contain irreplaceable sites and features of conservation priority.
Landowners have a key role to play in protecting Nova Scotia’s special places.
Information and support for landowners and conservation-minded Nova Scotians is essential to protecting nature on their lands and in their communities.
- Conservation Science
The best available, most up-to-date conservation science informs our work
- Land Acquisition
We acquire land through purchase, and acceptance of donations and bequests
- Conservation Agreements
We enter into permanent, legal conservation agreements with landowners
We provide long-term protection and management of conservation lands
We partner to implement creative conservation solutions
We work at the grass roots level to create opportunities for community engagement
We enhance capacity for private land conservation by developing, applying, and sharing forward-thinking policies and programs
We foster appreciation and understanding of the natural environment and the critical importance of conserving natural areas
Header Photo: Nick Hawkins