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.
$20 Million for Land Conservation in Nova Scotia
13 Dec 2022
Over 14,000 hectares of Nova Scotia’s finest wild spaces have been protected so far thanks to the unique and successful Nova Scotia Crown Share Land Legacy Trust (Land Legacy Trust), and on Monday, December 12 the Province announced an additional $20 million into this fund so that land trusts can continue helping protect even more lands across Nova Scotia.
Newly secured Hectanooga property marks win in preserving Eastern White Cedar
31 Oct 2022
This recently protected 20-acre property consists of an inholding in the Hectanooga Cedar Swamp Nature Reserve, and adds to a growing assemblage of lands that protect the rare eastern white cedar.
Little Charles Island: Protecting a 100 Wild Islands crown jewel
21 Sep 2022
Protected in late 2022 thanks to an outpouring of public support, Little Charles Island is an ecologically diverse and significant 24-acre island, at the heart of the 100 Wild Islands. It features idyllic mossy rainforest, stunning pocket beaches, a prominent wetland, and dramatic headlands and rock formations.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust announces success in campaign to save 3 rare coastal gems
08 Mar 2022
Nova Scotians have once again stepped up to demonstrate their love for our iconic coast. Thanks to an outpouring of public support and matching funds unlocked through both federal and provincial governments, and other partners, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust has added three coastal properties to our growing natural legacy: a pristine coastal island, a beautiful South Shore beach and wetlands, and stunning Cape Breton coastal highlands. These new protected areas represent a $1 million victory for coastal conservation across the province.