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.
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.
Sobey Family Recognized for Land Donation and Leadership in Nature Trust’s St. Mary’s River Campaign
26 Oct 2018
A significant land donation to be made by Paul and Marsha Sobey gave an exciting boost to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s campaign to protect the beloved St. Mary’s River.
Purcells Cove Conservation Land gets Corporate Makeover
28 Sep 2018
It poured rain. Everyone was tired. Everyone was sweaty. (You try cutting a fallen birch tree into pieces with a bow saw and not break a sweat.) But none of this dampened the spirits of the 24 Nature’s Way staff who took to the woods with a team from the Nature Trust to get some first-hand experience in stewarding the land.
Andy de Champlain – Bird’s Eye View Volunteer
18 Sep 2018
Andy de Champlain is a passionate birder and a member of the Nature Trust Bird's Eye View volunteer program.
New Urban Wildlands Saved in Halifax
16 Aug 2018
Nature Trust protects new urban wildlands on the Pennant River near Sambro - preserving over 300 acres of lakes, river, wetlands and coastal barrens. These conservation lands are just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax and were entrusted to our care by an anonymous donor.
La Grande Île—New Conservation Lands a Double Win for Conservation
20 Jun 2018
We are delighted to announce new Nature Trust conservation lands, protecting a nationally imperilled plant species found nowhere else in Canada. The Digby County property, generously donated by Mary Guptill and Delbé Comeau, is one of only two protected habitats for Sweet Pepperbush in Canada. The announcement marks a significant step towards recovery for this threatened species.
New Refuge for Globally Declining Shorebirds
10 May 2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, we are delighted to announce new conservation lands today, protecting important habitat for migratory shorebirds. The 16 acre coastal property near Port Joli, Queens County was entrusted to us by the Nova Scotia Bird Society Sanctuary Trust. With shorebirds declining globally at an alarming rate, the announcement is exciting news for birds and bird conservation.
Nature Trust Protects Land, Fulfils Conservation Dream in Cape Breton
25 Oct 2017
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the protection of two new conservation lands on the Bras d’Or Lake, Cape Breton. Generously donated by Alastair Saunders and Chris Corston, the new conservation lands extend the Nature Trust protected areas in Cape Breton. The land gift also fulfils a mother’s dream, keeping a treasured piece of family land wild, forever.