Peases Island, in Perpetuity
29 Apr 2020
Land Stewardship Assistant, Joanna Skomorowski, reflects on her trip to Peases Island last fall to conduct a baseline survey where she was swept away by the wide-open beauty of this far flung island.
A Homecoming Gift for Birds: Peases Island Saved for Migratory Birds
27 Apr 2020
This year, as birds migrate back north they might be singing a little sweeter because a delightful surprise awaits them: Peases Island, a critical first stop at the end of their long and arduous travels, is now protected, forever.
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.
“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 wondrous win for birds – Seal Island protected
17 Aug 2019
We’ve got good news for birds and bird lovers. On Friday August 16, we officially announced the protection of 650 acres on Seal Island. Its protection is welcome news amidst plummeting migratory bird populations across the planet.
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.
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.
A glimpse into the secret life of seabirds – Bon Portage Island stewardship excursion
20 Jun 2019
Over June 7-9, on a special weekend-long excursion to Bon Portage Island for our Connecting with Nature series of events, we were able to offer volunteers an opportunity to get a glimpse into the secret life of one species of seabird in particular—Leach’s Storm-Petrel.
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.