The Geography of Giving
13 Mar 2019
Bob and Peggy McCalla, Guardians of the Land, map out their journey of support for the Nature Trust. As Bob says, “…it matters that you choose to support that which you love.”
Baddeck River Lands Adds to Our Historic Land Campaign
01 Mar 2019
Baddeck River Conservation Lands protects 130 acres of old growth forests, habitat for endangered wildlife, and ensures the future of a major provincial Wilderness Area in Cape Breton.
Nancy Margeson: Nature as the Beneficiary
28 Feb 2019
“If you can do something that affects the whole Province, and feel so good personally, why wouldn’t you do it?” This was the thought that led Nancy Margeson to name the Nature Trust as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy.
Field Notes: Enlichenment in Nova Scotia
27 Feb 2019
Nova Scotia has entered the Age of Enlichenment! In January, over 560 Nova Scotians responded to an online poll organized by LichenNS to choose our provincial lichen. And the winner is: Blue Felt lichen (Pectenia plumbea)! Learn more about this fascinating species.
Henry Fuller: A Lifetime of Conservation
21 Feb 2019
Henry Fuller is the longest serving Board Member of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and a Guardian of the Land since 2014. He has chosen to direct his life towards conservation for one simple reason: “If you enjoy nature, you have a responsibility to help support its protection.
Nature Trust Announces Historic Land Campaign: Big Win for Canada’s Biodiversity
12 Feb 2019
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced an ambitious land conservation campaign today, made possible by an historic federal investment in biodiversity conservation. We could protect as many as 15 new conservation sites encompassing over 1200 hectares (3,000 acres) of Nova Scotia’s best natural areas. That’s as much land as we land protected in our first 13 years of land conservation, in just a few months!
Field Notes: Finding Synergies for Species at Risk in Southwest Nova
28 Jan 2019
Southwest Nova Scotia is a hotspot for an array of wildlife and rare species, including many endangered species like Blanding’s Turtle, Eastern Ribbonsnake, Piping Plover, Roseate Tern, a number of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora, and more. The Nature Trust currently protects and stewards 42 conservation lands in the region—over half of which have been protected specifically for endangered species! There are many different groups working on conservation and stewardship projects to preserve and protect what makes this region so ecologically and culturally significant. This includes a several NGOs, Indigenous groups, community groups, researchers, and different levels of government. To better coordinate and integrate the groups working in this region, the Kespukwitk Conservation Collaborative was created.
Giving Nature a Helping Hand: Peter Drummond
18 Jan 2019
Peter’s love for the natural world led ultimately to his involvement with, and support for, the Nature Trust. Peter feels very strongly that we need to give nature a helping hand, so that our special and wild places remain intact not just for future generations, but for the flora and fauna that need these wilderness spaces to survive.
2018 Year in Review
21 Dec 2018
In 2018, the Nature Trust's network of conservation lands expanded to over 11,000 acres of protected areas across nearly 100 sites. Enjoy some highlights of 2018 and the incredible places you helped save this year.