Good news for turtles: New protected land added to Barren Meadow assemblage!
05 Jan 2022
We're delighted to report that, thanks to the generosity of so many turtle-loving Nova Scotians, we have added 50 acres to a growing Barren Meadow assemblage of critical habitat for endangered turtles!
Give endangered turtles a home for the holidays – and forever
09 Dec 2021
This holiday season, turtle-lovers have a unique chance to give our province’s beloved shelled friends a home for the holidays – and forever. Only four species of turtle live in Nova Scotia, and three of them are at risk of extinction, due in large part to habitat loss. We’re working to protect land in the province’s most significant turtle habitat, and your support by December 31 can help give turtles the gift of safety.
Nature Trust saves rare coastal gem at Port La Tour
24 Jun 2021
While Nova Scotians are emerging from pandemic lockdown, some flighty south shore residents are also gathering and celebrating! Just in time for our feathered friends’ return, we're proud to announce that we have saved a spectacular coastal wilderness near Port La Tour on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The 364 acre purchase secures one of the province’s last remaining large and ecologically rich coastal properties, and a significant site for migratory, overwintering and nesting birds.
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!
Adopt-A-Turtle Campaign Launched to Help Save New Turtle Sanctuary
21 May 2020
Nova Scotia’s endangered Blanding’s turtles could soon have a new safe haven in southwest Nova Scotia. Turtle lovers can help these endangered critters, and share their passion for nature with isolated friends and family, through our Adopt-a-Turtle campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.