International Day of Forests – A time to reconnect with the Acadian Forest
16 Mar 2020
This Saturday, March 21st marks the International Day of Forests. The Day was created by the United Nations in an effort to increase the public’s knowledge of forests and all they do for us, like filter the water we drink and supply the air we breathe. In honour of the Day, the Nature Trust would like to celebrate our very own Acadian Forest Region.
Artists to help ‘Save the Wild Blue’
03 Feb 2020
WILD - an art exhibition will showcase 10 different artists with proceeds to support 'Save the Wild Blue'
More Magic in Mabou
31 Jan 2020
A new 130 acre property adds to the suite of protected lands in the Mabou Highlands, Cape Breton.
The Importance of Urban Wilderness
02 Dec 2019
Protecting nature in urban areas has positive impacts on human health and well-being, and is a critical component of climate change mitigation. Find out how in our latest blog post from one of our volunteer guest writers, Courtney Hangle.
“Turn Left at the Causeway” – A Preservation Story
28 Nov 2019
This is the fascinating story of how five families contributed to the creation of what is now the Mabou Highlands Conservation Lands.
Stewardship in Action: Barren Meadow Garbage Blitz
26 Nov 2019
Stewardship in action very often involves tasks that are simple to list: Remove invasive species. Clean up a dump. Plant new trees. Protect threatened species. But put into practice, the work can be repetitive and demanding. Read more about a clean-up effort at our Barren Meadow Conservation Lands.
Cape Breton’s Conservation Hero, David Rumsey
25 Oct 2019
This year in the Mabou Highlands of Cape Breton, the Nature Trust has secured the largest protected area in our 25 year history. But behind this success story is a long and arduous journey of hurdles and delays — an impossible feat without the herculean efforts and generosity of this year’s Nature Trust Conservation Award recipient.
Nature Trust campaigns to save major ‘missing link’ in beloved Halifax urban wilderness
17 Oct 2019
Tonight at our Silver Anniversary Dinner and Auction, the Nature Trust announced a 2.1 million dollar campaign to save a vital missing link in the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes wilderness
Seal Island Stewardship: Looking back before we look ahead
25 Sep 2019
As we shift our focus to stewardship planning for the future of the lands on Seal Island, it is a timely opportunity to look back at its past to consider not only its conservation values for birds and biodiversity, but also the cultural and historical importance of this special place.