Nature Trust Advocates Once More: Chris and Hiya Field
27 Apr 2022
Several years ago we brought you the story of Chris and Hiya Field who had just pledged to become Champions of the Wild (then called Guardians of the Land), and today we’re happy to reprise their story and let you know that the Fields have recently renewed their support as Champions!
Rare Jack Pine barrens protected in the Purcells Cove backlands
16 Mar 2022
As part of the near-urban land assemblage associated with the “Backlands” near Purcells Cove, this 27 acre property builds on existing conservation efforts and protection for rare Jack Pine barrens, forested wetlands and associated species, as well as nature access and recreational opportunities for nearby residents.
Keith and Anne Fraser: A Blue Mountain Family Legacy
20 Jan 2022
The latest addition to our protected lands in the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes comes to us from a family with deep-rooted history in the area. The newly protected property was once the site of the Fraser family's original saw mill. Thanks to Keith and Anne Fraser, it will now be part of one of North America's largest urban wildlands - forever.
Our own Central Park: Robin Wilber, Bill Fenton, and the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector
02 Jan 2021
The Blue Mountain wilderness connector is a 560-acre property at the heart of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes, a huge wildland within Halifax Regional Municipality - and it’s now protected, forever. This major win for nature wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the land’s former owners, Robin Wilber and M. William Fenton, Sr. (Bill), who saw the true value of their land and didn’t hesitate to make this donation as a gift to their community, on behalf of generations of family.
How You Saved the Wild Blue
01 Jan 2021
This interactive storymap shares the story of the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector, at the heart of the beloved Blue Mountain - Birch Cove lakes. This property was protected by the Nature Trust in December 2020, ensuring that more than 5,000 acres of undeveloped wildlands remain unbroken and securing the future of one of the largest expanses of urban wilderness in North America. The success of the campaign to Save the Wild Blue is a major milestone in the Nature Trust's goal of doubling its protected lands across Nova Scotia by 2025.
Thanks to you, we have saved the Wild Blue!
29 Dec 2020
We’re proud to announce that, with the help of major funding partners and so many individual supporters, we have now succeeded in protecting the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector, linking together 2,023 hectares (5000 acres) and ensuring the future of these irreplaceable urban wildlands, forever.
Security for Blue Mountain: Another Way to Protect Twice the Wild
14 Dec 2020
Four long-time hikers and Nature Trust supporters share their love of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes - and why they were inspired to support our campaign to Save the Wild Blue by donating securities.
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust helps Save the Wild Blue
08 Oct 2020
The Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust has once again made a major contribution to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust's Urban Wildlands program: $20,000 to Save the Wild Blue.
City Supports Campaign to Save the Wild Blue
22 Jul 2020
We are celebrating major funding support from the City of Halifax today, bringing the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector a step closer to being protected forever. The 560 acre property connects the two separate parts of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness, a treasured urban wildland and outdoor recreation destination.