Our own Central Park: Robin Wilber, Bill Fenton, and the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector
02 Jan 2021
The Blue Mountain wilderness connector is a 545-acre property at the heart of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes, a huge wildland within Halifax Regional Municipality - and it’s now protected, forever. This major win for nature wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the land’s former owners, Robin Wilber and M. William Fenton, Sr. (Bill), who saw the true value of their land and didn’t hesitate to make this donation as a gift to their community, on behalf of generations of family.
David & Abby Rumsey: A Personal Connection to Mabou
29 Jun 2020
One of the highlights of the past year was celebrating the incredible contributions of supporter, champion and volunteer extraordinaire, David Rumsey. He was honoured with the Nature Trust’s 2019 Conservation Award for his contributions of vision, leadership, inspiration, energy and generous financial support that brought to fruition a long-standing dream for a vast coastal wilderness protecting the Mabou Highlands. The impacts of his contributions continue, with new conservation wins in the Mabou Highlands this year, and more on the way, inspired by and possible thanks to David. David recently shared his story of how the Mabou Highlands came to mean so much to him, with Nature Trust volunteer writer Andy Robinson.
“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.
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.
A Tiny Island Kingdom
19 Sep 2019
Nova Scotia Nature Trust protects and cares for many outstanding properties, but none have quite the quirky history as the Principality of Outer Baldonia.
The Magical Mabou Highlands: Celebrating a major coastal conservation win in Cape Breton
30 Jul 2019
The last weekend of July was a magical one as we announced an exciting new protected area in Mabou that encompasses 2000 acres of coastal wilderness in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Big Win For Biodiversity on the St. Mary’s — Welcome News Amidst Growing Global Crisis
24 May 2019
There is more good news for nature in Nova Scotia today. We are celebrating four new conservation sites on the St. Mary’s River in honour of both the International Day for Biological Diversity and World Turtle Day.
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.