Extremely rare lichen spotted on Nature Trust protected land!
02 May 2021
Many rare and threatened species of plants and animals make their home on lands protected by the Nature Trust (that’s often a big part of the reason the land is protected in the first place!). But this winter, our Conservation Biologist made an amazing discovery: a lichen that has only been found at one other location in all of Canada!
Protecting rare gypsum karst along the St. Croix River
27 Apr 2021
We're proud to announce new protected land in St. Croix, comprising 166 acres of globally rare gypsum karst. The iconic gypsum cliffs, rising from the banks of the St. Croix River, are part of an important ecological system based on alkaline soils, karst topography and mature forests, where rare plants and a diversity of wildlife make their home.
Saving space for Canada’s rarest wildflowers
29 Jun 2020
We’ve recently protected an additional 17 acres of critical habitat on Gillfillan Lake for Plymouth Gentian—one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered plants, so they can continue to blossom in the future.
More Good News for Turtles: Addition to Bull Moose Meadow Turtle Sanctuary
29 May 2020
Exciting news about a new haven for endangered turtles in southwest Nova Scotia!
The New North Mountain Ridge Conservation Lands: More conservation gains in Cape Breton
30 Apr 2020
We are delighted to be celebrating two new conservation properties and another on the way along the North Mountain Ridge in Cape Breton.
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.
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 has been permanently protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. 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.