A wondrous win for birds – Seal Island protected
17 Aug 2019
We’ve got good news for birds and bird lovers. On Friday August 16, we officially announced the protection of 650 acres on Seal Island. Located off the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, the island is one of the region’s most important sites for migratory birds. Seal Island is renowned for its vast numbers of birds, variety of species and rarities. Its protection is welcome news amidst plummeting migratory bird populations across the planet.
The Magical Mabou Highlands: Celebrating a major coastal conservation win in Cape Breton
30 Jul 2019
The last weekend of July was a magical one as we announced an exciting new protected area in Mabou that encompasses 2000 acres of coastal wilderness in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Celebrating a Historic Year in Conservation
26 Jun 2019
What a year – 2019 has been the most exciting and successful year for conversation achievements in the Nature Trust's 25 year history! Thanks to the faithful support of our incredible donors, volunteers, landowners and conservation partners, we were able to leverage over $5 million to protect 3,200 acres of high-priority conservation lands across the province in less than six months through our historic Lasting Landscapes campaign. Find out more by reading our 2018/2019 Gratitude Report and watch a short video highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty of these new conservation lands.
Big Win For Biodiversity on the St. Mary’s — Welcome News Amidst Growing Global Crisis
24 May 2019
There is more good news for nature in Nova Scotia today. We are celebrating four new conservation sites on the St. Mary’s River in honour of both the International Day for Biological Diversity and World Turtle Day. The new conservation sites extend the ecologically rich corridor of protected lands to over 1300 acres and 21 kilometres of river shoreline, encompassing unique old growth forests, intact floodplains, and endangered wildlife.
Sanctuary for endangered reptiles expanded through Lasting Landscapes—the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated!
06 May 2019
Nova Scotia’s most endangered reptiles will emerge from hibernation knowing more of their critical habitat has been safeguarded. That is because a 93-acre property in Barren Meadow, near the community of Colpton, Lunenburg County, has been permanently protected by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, protecting essential habitat for provincially and federally threatened Eastern Ribbonsnakes and endangered Blanding’s Turtles. This is the first of 17 new conservation sites celebrated that were protected through the Lasting Landscapes campaign.
Connecting with Nature event series invites nature lovers to celebrate the great outdoors
30 Apr 2019
We are excited to announce our 2019 Connecting with Nature event series, sponsored by East Coast Credit Union, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, and Stewart McKelvey. This year offers eight different opportunities to Connect with Nature from guided hikes and kayak trips to stewardship excursions and property celebrations.
Blue Mountain Birch Cove – A long-awaited win for Urban Wilderness
25 Apr 2019
Today an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Maskwa Aquatic Club on Kearney Lake to hear a long – awaited announcement: through federal support of the Nature Fund, the city of Halifax has acquired 135 hectares of land for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park, which add to the existing provincially protected Blue Mountian Birch Cove Wilderness Area.
Canada Invests in Land Trusts to Protect Biodiversity
24 Apr 2019
We, along with partner land trusts across Canada, are celebrating a new federally-funded $100 million program to safeguard biodiversity across Canada. The four-year Natural Heritage Conservation Program (NHCP), announced on April 23 by Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will help protect more of Canada’s nature, through the power of Canada’s land trusts.
Nature Trust’s Historic Land Campaign to Exceed Ambitious Targets
28 Mar 2019
Our Lasting Landscapes campaign was already on track for historic land conservation achievements. Now, an unexpected $400,000 top-up in matching funds means even greater biodiversity wins can be leveraged for Nova Scotia. But to seize this new opportunity, we need to raise another $100,000, and protect 2 new conservation sites, by April 5, 2019.