To Conserve or Not to Conserve
25 Nov 2020
Have you ever looked at your land and thought, “I wish it could stay like this forever”? Or have you ever feared what will happen to your property when you are no longer there? A conservation easement permanently protects your property’s ecological features, while allowing you to retain ownership and enjoyment of your land for you and future generations to enjoy.
The Advantages: Donating Securities instead of Cash
12 Nov 2020
While donating securities is one of the most tax-smart ways to give, it is not widely used and perhaps not well understood. So let’s take a quick look at why you should consider this kind of giving and how to go about it.
All the Way from Brazil: Office Volunteer Arlete Casagrande
28 Oct 2020
Recently arrived from Brazil, Arlete joined our office volunteer team in 2019. At the time, she was studying at NSCC and was looking for opportunities to engage with her new community. She reminisces, “As a newcomer, it can be challenging to get to know people outside of the academic environment. Volunteering helped me to overcome the emptiness and sadness of living in a new country, where you don't know anyone. It gave me a purpose.”
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust helps Save the Wild Blue
08 Oct 2020
The Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust has once again made a major contribution to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust's Urban Wildlands program: $20,000 to Save the Wild Blue.
Unique Bequest for Nature
02 Oct 2020
A stunning coastal house, horses and cacti for the Nature Trust? All of these were received as part of a very special bequest from Victor “Ray” Titterington. Read the full story about this generous donor and estate gift, and about the Nature Trust’s responsibility to Ray—to ensure his last wishes are fulfilled and that his legacy lives on in the land protected for future generations, thanks to him.
Exploring the Wild Blue
30 Sep 2020
It was looking like a promising day for a paddle as four volunteers launched into Flat Lake in Upper Hammonds Plains on the sunny morning of September 12th. Their destination: Long Lake, at the heart of the Nature Trust’s Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector. (Photo: Stephen Glazier)
Our bold new campaign: to protect twice as much wild space by 2023
22 Sep 2020
Nature has been the antidote to the stress, anxiety, and isolation of COVID-19 and other tragedies. People are rediscovering the joy that nature brings and appreciating being outdoors like never before. So what better time to take action to double our space for nature?
Tech for Nature: Using Innovative Technologies to Improve Stewardship
31 Aug 2020
The Nature Trust was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the RBC Tech for Nature program, with support from the RBC Foundation – an exciting step in moving our stewardship program into the future through innovative new technologies to address mounting challenges. Read on to learn how the Nature Trust plans to meet these challenges through investment and implementation of new technologies, as part of our Tech for Stewardship project.
‘Listening Together’ for coastal island and bird conservation
31 Aug 2020
How do we best care for and monitor isolated, hard to access places like coastal islands? A collaborative, community-based project launched last year is helping us and other conservation partners to answer that question with the use of bioacoustic monitoring technology.
The Tusket Islands Legacy: One Family’s Story
28 Aug 2020
Today, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is working to create a protected area for migratory, nesting and overwintering birds in the Tusket Islands, a wild and remote archipelago sitting off the southern tip of Nova Scotia. But these islands all have human stories too, which form part of the lore of this region, some ancient, some more modern. Dick Henry recently agreed to sell Peases Island and Spectacle Island to the Nature Trust to ensure their permanent protection. This is his story.