New coastal conservation lands to expand beloved Owls Head
06 Apr 2023
Adjacent to the beloved Owls Head, the Little Harbour Conservation Lands encompass 450 acres of ecologically rich coastal habitats on our eastern shore. The Nature Trust is now set to protect this iconic coastal gem -- a heartening announcement that's timely in light of growing public concern and urgency to protect Nova Scotia's coast.
Little Charles Island: Protecting a 100 Wild Islands crown jewel
21 Sep 2022
Protected in late 2022 thanks to an outpouring of public support, Little Charles Island is an ecologically diverse and significant 24-acre island, at the heart of the 100 Wild Islands. It features idyllic mossy rainforest, stunning pocket beaches, a prominent wetland, and dramatic headlands and rock formations.
Nature Trust Advocates Once More: Chris and Hiya Field
27 Apr 2022
Several years ago we brought you the story of Chris and Hiya Field who had just pledged to become Champions of the Wild (then called Guardians of the Land), and today we’re happy to reprise their story and let you know that the Fields have recently renewed their support as Champions!
Rare Jack Pine barrens protected in the Purcells Cove backlands
16 Mar 2022
As part of the near-urban land assemblage associated with the “Backlands” near Purcells Cove, this 27 acre property builds on existing conservation efforts and protection for rare Jack Pine barrens, forested wetlands and associated species, as well as nature access and recreational opportunities for nearby residents.
Coastal Islands – an important intersection of bird and biodiversity conservation
07 Aug 2019
Islands throughout the world are known for supporting a vast percentage of global biodiversity, yet they are isolated and fragile ecosystems threatened by a variety of pressures like development and invasive species. In Nova Scotia, we have a shoreline that is studded with islands of all shapes and at varying distances from the mainland.
Generous Gift of Islands adds to the 100 Wild Islands Legacy
22 Jul 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.
Headwaters to Headlands: New Nature Trust Property Connects Land and Sea
22 Oct 2015
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has protected a significant conservation site on the Tangier River in eastern Nova Scotia, part of its ambitious campaign to protect one of North America’s last wild and ecologically rich coastal archipelagos—the 100 Wild Islands.
Nature Trust Honours Paul Gauthier’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy
23 Oct 2014
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust honoured Nova Scotian-born entrepreneur Paul Gauthier tonight in Halifax, recognising him for his transformative $3.5 million donation and his pivotal role in bringing the dream of Nova Scotia’s “100 Wild Islands” to life.