More Nature on the Way for the Tusket Islands
04 Dec 2023
An exciting addition to our coastal lands, Sheep Island lies adjacent to the Tusket Islands Wilderness Area and adds 22 acres to the Nature Trust's network of protection within a globally significant conservation area. Thanks to Nature's Way Canada, this incredible, intact trio of islands provides critical habitat along the Atlantic Flyaway, essential for bird recovery and conservation.
Harbour and Prices Islands protected in Canso conservation area
04 Dec 2023
A thrilling addition to the success of our Hope for the Coast initiative, the securement of Harbour and Prices Islands in Guysborough County adds 370 acres to the Nature Trust's coastal conservation lands. Located within a relatively untouched area of the province with growing conservation interest, protecting these intact islands signifies a huge win for the wild.
Introducing Acacia Valley Conservation Lands: Key link in Acacia Valley Trails protected forever
05 Oct 2023
Located south of Digby near Hillgrove is our newly acquired Acacia Valley Conservation Lands, consisting of over 163 acres of land generously donated by Larry and Greta Goodwin, as part of ECCC’s Ecological Gifts Program. This property in the Kesputkwitk district has been in Larry’s family for generations, and ensuring its protection in perpetuity is of the utmost importance to them. This latest conservation win is also exciting as it represents the Nature Trust’s first protected lands in this part of the province.
Species-at-risk habitat protected on new Conservation Lands
01 May 2023
We've recently secured two more properties, with a special thanks to Wayne and Bertha Fiddes! Salmon Lake and Deep Brook Bog near Pleasant River in Kespukwitk/Southwest NS both offer immense conservation value as they provide crucial habitat for a variety of species, including ACPF, Blanding's Turtles, Eastern Ribbonsnake and more.
Crucial bird habitat protected on Blanche Island
28 Mar 2023
Nearly one kilometre from Nova Scotia’s southern coast lies Blanche Island, a 36-acre haven to large numbers of several marine and migrating bird species. The unforested island provides crucial habitat for nesting seabirds, with hundreds of gulls, terns, cormorants and eiders utilizing the island for breeding purposes in recent years.
A Year-End Win for Biodiversity in Nova Scotia: Six new conservation lands protected forever
21 Dec 2022
We're so excited to announce six new protected areas across the province that will be secured before the end of 2022, from Cape Breton to the south shore. On the heels of the recent COP15 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, halting biodiversity loss has never felt more urgent, with world leaders now aligned on a global target to protect 30 per cent of the planet by 2030. This announcement is a timely step toward that ambitious goal.
Newly secured Hectanooga property marks win in preserving Eastern White Cedar
31 Oct 2022
This recently protected 20-acre property consists of an inholding in the Hectanooga Cedar Swamp Nature Reserve, and adds to a growing assemblage of lands that protect the rare eastern white cedar.
Middle Island: The Final Piece to Secure an Entire Archipelago
10 Mar 2022
We're proud to announce that, with your support of our campaign to protect our coastal legacy, the Nature Trust has secured Middle Island, the final island in an archipelago now fully protected by the Nature Trust and other conservation partners.
The race continues to save 3 rare coastal gems – with your help
16 Sep 2021
The Nature Trust has a rare opportunity to save and protect, forever, three iconic coastal properties that span the province, from the southwest shore to the tip of Cape Breton. With only two weeks to raise the final $200,000 needed to protect and steward all three properties in perpetuity, we're calling on the public to donate today to save some of the best of Nova Scotia’s beloved coast.
Nature Trust saves rare coastal gem at Port La Tour
24 Jun 2021
While Nova Scotians are emerging from pandemic lockdown, some flighty south shore residents are also gathering and celebrating! Just in time for our feathered friends’ return, we're proud to announce that we have saved a spectacular coastal wilderness near Port La Tour on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The 364 acre purchase secures one of the province’s last remaining large and ecologically rich coastal properties, and a significant site for migratory, overwintering and nesting birds.