Lynn and Bob Guscott: Volunteering is a win-win
28 Feb 2022
This month, we’re delighted to introduce Bob and Lynn Guscott, two Property Guardians who gladly make the trek from just outside of Halifax to Cape Breton to steward Nature Trust land in the majestic Mabou Highlands.
Ed Sulis: Work Hard, Have Success, Enjoy
28 Oct 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month, Ed Sulis, is a self-taught forest enthusiast and invasive species adversary who helps steward Nature Trust properties and other natural areas on land and by sea!
Ben Howell Davis and the Story of Long Cove
28 Sep 2021
On a rugged shoreline tucked into Port Medway is one of the Nature Trust’s early conservation successes: a 200-acre hidden gem called Long Cove. And one of our longest-serving Property Guardians, Ben Howell Davis, has been working to keep it in its natural condition since the late 1980s, when he moved into a rustic cabin on the adjacent property. After 14 years of official stewardship, he is passing the torch to the new owner of that property. The Nature Trust is grateful for his many years of dedicated service to protect nature, and delighted to have the chance to tell the story of Long Cove.
Pam Gerry: Property Guardian By Canoe
09 Sep 2021
Pam Gerry, our Volunteer of the Month, is happy to put her itch to get into nature (and her canoe) to good use as a Property Guardian for our conservation lands at McGowan Lake and Barren Meadow!
Volunteer of the Month: Property Guardian Barry Joyce
26 May 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Barry Joyce, a Property Guardian since 2020 who is helping the Nature Trust monitor hard-to-access sites across the province.
Volunteer of the Month: Katie Studholme
18 Apr 2021
This month we’re proud to introduce Katie Studholme, who has been contributing her scientific and analytical expertise to help our stewardship team’s work on property baselines.
Volunteer of the Month: Scott Savage
25 Mar 2021
Meet Scott Savage, our latest volunteer of the month! His lifelong love of the outdoors and his natural curiosity inspired him to find a way to go "hiking with a purpose." And as a Property Guardian "at large," he now helps to care for our conservation lands all over the province - read on for his story.
‘Listening Together’ for coastal island and bird conservation
31 Aug 2020
How do we best care for and monitor isolated, hard to access places like coastal islands? A collaborative, community-based project launched last year is helping us and other conservation partners to answer that question with the use of bioacoustic monitoring technology.
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.
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.