More Nature on the Way for the Tusket Islands
04 Dec 2023
An exciting addition to our coastal lands, Sheep Island lies adjacent to the Tusket Islands Wilderness Area and adds 22 acres to the Nature Trust's network of protection within a globally significant conservation area. Thanks to Nature's Way Canada, this incredible, intact trio of islands provides critical habitat along the Atlantic Flyaway, essential for bird recovery and conservation.
Harbour and Prices Islands protected in Canso conservation area
04 Dec 2023
A thrilling addition to the success of our Hope for the Coast initiative, the securement of Harbour and Prices Islands in Guysborough County adds 370 acres to the Nature Trust's coastal conservation lands. Located within a relatively untouched area of the province with growing conservation interest, protecting these intact islands signifies a huge win for the wild.
Introducing Acacia Valley Conservation Lands: Key link in Acacia Valley Trails protected forever
05 Oct 2023
Located south of Digby near Hillgrove is our newly acquired Acacia Valley Conservation Lands, consisting of over 163 acres of land generously donated by Larry and Greta Goodwin, as part of ECCC’s Ecological Gifts Program. This property in the Kesputkwitk district has been in Larry’s family for generations, and ensuring its protection in perpetuity is of the utmost importance to them. This latest conservation win is also exciting as it represents the Nature Trust’s first protected lands in this part of the province.
Archibald Lake adds to St. Mary’s River conservation legacy
28 Aug 2023
Efforts to protect the beloved St. Mary’s River reached another exciting milestone, as the Province announces the greatly anticipated official designation of the Archibald Lake Wilderness Area!
Major coastal conservation wins on the Bras d’Or
04 Jul 2023
We’re pleased to introduce you to the Nature Trust’s newest group of conservation lands: Pony’s Point and Maskell’s Harbour Beach, spanning nearly 460 acres of spectacular forest, rolling hills, and over three kilometres of Bras d’Or Lake shoreline in Maskell’s Harbour.
Species-at-risk habitat protected on new Conservation Lands
01 May 2023
We've recently secured two more properties, with a special thanks to Wayne and Bertha Fiddes! Salmon Lake and Deep Brook Bog near Pleasant River in Kespukwitk/Southwest NS both offer immense conservation value as they provide crucial habitat for a variety of species, including ACPF, Blanding's Turtles, Eastern Ribbonsnake and more.
New coastal conservation lands to expand beloved Owls Head
06 Apr 2023
Adjacent to the beloved Owls Head, the Little Harbour Conservation Lands encompass 450 acres of ecologically rich coastal habitats on our eastern shore. The Nature Trust is now set to protect this iconic coastal gem -- a heartening announcement that's timely in light of growing public concern and urgency to protect Nova Scotia's coast.
A piece of history protected in Purcells Cove Backlands
31 Mar 2023
Nestled in the Purcells Cove Backlands lies a newly secured 5.5-acre property that provides important protection for sensitive ecosystems as well as opportunities for public access and recreational activities. Beyond that, this particular property possesses rich cultural and historical significance, as the previous owner’s family lineage connects to the original Purcell family – the area’s namesake.
Crucial bird habitat protected on Blanche Island
28 Mar 2023
Nearly one kilometre from Nova Scotia’s southern coast lies Blanche Island, a 36-acre haven to large numbers of several marine and migrating bird species. The unforested island provides crucial habitat for nesting seabirds, with hundreds of gulls, terns, cormorants and eiders utilizing the island for breeding purposes in recent years.
100 acres of critical habitat secured near Ponhook Lake
17 Feb 2023
Nearly 100 acres of important habitat for rare or sensitive species have been secured near Ponhook Lake in Kespukwitk-southwest Nova Scotia, adding to a growing assemblage of nearby public and private conservation lands, including the Nature Trust’s Cameron Lake conservation lands and the provincial Ponhook Lake Nature Reserve.