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!
Bob Williams: Making an Immediate Difference
13 Dec 2021
Bob Williams was brought up in the country, in an environment where forests, streams, and wildlife were only a short walk away. As he grew, his outlook expanded from simple personal enjoyment to include a concern for the preservation of wild and beautiful places. In later years his life became more and more entwined with his concern for current land use management as well as scientists’ warnings of increasing carbon emissions and the effect on climate change. And lately, he has been haunted by this persistent question: how can one make a difference?
Zack Metcalfe: A Conservation Journalist with the Maritimes at Heart
29 Nov 2021
As a conservation-focused journalist, Zack Metcalfe has worked with environmental charities all across the Maritimes. The Nature Trust helped introduce him first-hand to truly wild natural places, and his vehement support of locally-led land conservation has grown from there. Although he currently lives on Prince Edward Island, it was an easy decision to become a monthly donor to our Twice the Wild campaign.
Sobey Family gives $1 million to help the Nova Scotia Nature Trust protect Twice the Wild
20 Oct 2021
Land conservation in the province has received a huge boost from the Sobey family, with a $1 million donation toward our campaign to protect Twice the Wild. Like all contributions toward our Twice the Wild Campaign, this gift will unlock four times its value in matching funds - an additional four million dollars to help us double the lands we protect across the province by 2023. The Sobey family’s game-changing gift brings the campaign target within sight, and means we can move even more quickly in saving Nova Scotia’s most significant and threatened natural areas.
The race continues to save 3 rare coastal gems – with your help
16 Sep 2021
The Nature Trust has a rare opportunity to save and protect, forever, three iconic coastal properties that span the province, from the southwest shore to the tip of Cape Breton. With only two weeks to raise the final $200,000 needed to protect and steward all three properties in perpetuity, we're calling on the public to donate today to save some of the best of Nova Scotia’s beloved coast.
Sand Beach, A Coastal Treasure
27 Aug 2021
We're proud to introduce a coastal delight that goes above and beyond its straight-to-the-point name: welcome to Sand Beach, being saved with your support through our campaign to protect Twice the Wild.
Nature Trust receives major support from Michelin Corporate Foundation
21 Jul 2021
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been selected as one of only two projects in North America to receive major funding support this year from the Michelin Corporate Foundation. They have recognized the Nature Trust’s outstanding history of successful land conservation with an award of $300,000 in support of the Twice the Wild campaign. Thanks to the campaign’s generous matching funds, the Michelin Corporate Foundation’s donation will also leverage an additional $1.2 million to save nature across Nova Scotia.
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 363 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.
Plaister Cliffs assemblage grows by 99 acres!
21 May 2021
Our Plaister Cliffs assemblage has grown by 99 acres! This new land along the Bras d’Or in Cape Breton protects globally rare gypsum karst and is the latest achievement in our campaign to protect Twice the Wild by 2023.
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!