Advancing Coastal Island Protection and Stewardship
19 May 2021
With thousands of islands along Nova Scotia’s coast, identifying which islands are in most need of protection and stewardship can be challenging. As part of our commitment to advance island conservation, the Nature Trust has been working with partner organizations to improve our collective understanding of coastal islands, identify priorities for protection, and work towards their collaborative stewardship.
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!
Protecting rare gypsum karst along the St. Croix River
27 Apr 2021
We're proud to announce new protected land in St. Croix, comprising 166 acres of globally rare gypsum karst. The iconic gypsum cliffs, rising from the banks of the St. Croix River, are part of an important ecological system based on alkaline soils, karst topography and mature forests, where rare plants and a diversity of wildlife make their home.
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.
Meet Tanya Colburne –New Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust
21 Dec 2020
An incredibly proud Maritimer, Tanya Colburne has made it her mission to use what she does best – marketing, communications and fund development – to help put our region on the map as a prime destination to live, work, study and play. As the new Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, Tanya is excited about having the opportunity to concentrate on one of her program’s core areas of study for the first time in her career.
Our bold new campaign: to protect twice as much wild space by 2023
22 Sep 2020
Nature has been the antidote to the stress, anxiety, and isolation of COVID-19 and other tragedies. People are rediscovering the joy that nature brings and appreciating being outdoors like never before. So what better time to take action to double our space for nature?
‘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.
MapleCross Helps Save Spectacle Island Sanctuary for Birds
27 Aug 2020
We're celebrating saving another important sanctuary for birds today with acquisition of Spectacle Island, near Wedgeport (by the province’s southern tip). We're also celebrating an inspiring new investor in Nova Scotia’s natural legacy—the MapleCross fund. MapleCross donated $75,000 to acquire the island, part a group of south shore islands recognized as globally significant for birds.
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.