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 protected areas on the St. Mary’s River in honour of both the International Day for Biological Diversity and World Turtle Day. The new protected areas extend the ecologically rich corridor of protected lands to over 1300 acres and 21 kilometres of river shoreline, encompassing unique old growth forests, intact floodplains, and endangered wildlife.
Sanctuary for endangered reptiles expanded through Lasting Landscapes—the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated!
06 May 2019
Nova Scotia’s most endangered reptiles will emerge from hibernation knowing more of their critical habitat has been safeguarded. That is because a 93-acre property in Barren Meadow, near the community of Colpton, Lunenburg County, has been permanently protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, protecting essential habitat for provincially and federally threatened Eastern Ribbonsnakes and endangered Blanding’s Turtles. This is the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated that were protected through the Lasting Landscapes campaign.
International Day of Forests – Celebrating the Floodplain Forest
21 Mar 2019
In celebration of the International Day of Forests, the Nature Trust would like to pay homage to the floodplain forest.
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.
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.
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.
Mitchell’s Pool : Sobey Family Protects Land on the St. Mary’s River
15 Aug 2017
David and Faye Sobey entrust their 30 acre property on the St. Mary’s River to the care of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.
Nature Trust Announces New Freshwater Refuge for Wildlife
21 Apr 2017
In celebration of Earth Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new conservation lands on Hog Lake in Queen’s County, Nova Scotia. The property was generously donated to the Nature Trust to protect important freshwater habitats and associated wildlife, including three species on Canada’s endangered species list.
Help Give Rare Turtles a Home for the Holidays
24 Nov 2016
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today a campaign to save a critical natural sanctuary for highly endangered Blanding’s Turtles.
Headwaters to Headlands: New Nature Trust Property Connects Land and Sea
22 Oct 2015
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has protected a significant conservation site on the Tangier River in eastern Nova Scotia, part of its ambitious campaign to protect one of North America’s last wild and ecologically rich coastal archipelagos—the 100 Wild Islands.