Two new lands extend protection along North Mountain Ridge
01 Feb 2024
Two newly protected properties add 187 acres of old forest, freshwater wetlands, and habitat for Species at Risk in our North Mountain Ridge focus area.
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!
A win for nature and nature lovers on St. Mary’s River
17 Aug 2023
Three more outstanding conservation gems are poised for protection on the beautiful St. Mary’s River; lands that are home to spectacular old growth forests, rare Acadian floodplains and endangered wildlife and adds more than 500 acres to a growing corridor of protected areas along this much-loved river.
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.
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.
Another conservation win for growing Mabou Highlands
30 Jan 2023
A 50-acre addition to our Mabou Highlands conservation lands marks another huge win for conservation in Cape Breton. An important addition that will further add to the growing assemblage of protected land within the Mabou Hills landscape consisting of the Cape Mabou Wilderness Area and adjacent lands secured by the Nature Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
A Year-End Win for Biodiversity in Nova Scotia: Six new conservation lands protected forever
21 Dec 2022
We're so excited to announce six new protected areas across the province that will be secured before the end of 2022, from Cape Breton to the south shore. On the heels of the recent COP15 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, halting biodiversity loss has never felt more urgent, with world leaders now aligned on a global target to protect 30 per cent of the planet by 2030. This announcement is a timely step toward that ambitious goal.