Nova Scotia Nature Trust
16th Annual Dinner
Join Us for the
Blue Nose Marathon
Bon Portage Island
Expedition for the
From the blazing colour of an autumn hardwood forest to the stark beauty of a granite barren, Nova Scotia has a rich and diverse natural heritage, and with less than 30% of the province's land publicly owned, private landowners have a vital role to play in protecting these places. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is a non-governmental charitable, land conservation organization whose mandate is to forever protect these irreplaceable natural treasures on private land.
Nature Trust News
Nature Trust Invites Nova Scotians to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day
May 11th, 2013
To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2013, the Nature Trust invites Nova Scotians to participate in a guided bird walk and bird count on the Nature Trust’s Meander River Conservation Lands on Saturday.
International Migratory Bird Day hike and bird count at Meander River
May 11th, 2013
Come welcome the birds and help us do a bird count!
Connecting with Nature Event Series - Sponsored by Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline
May 2nd, 2013
Learn more about our upcoming events series
Aveda Earth Month Fundraiser Going for a Guinness World Record
April 22nd, 2013
The Aveda Earth Month Campaign in Atlantic Canada is culminating with a unique fundraiser and an ambitious goal.
This Earth Day, Take Action with the Nature Trust
April 22nd, 2013
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust encourages you to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by helping to protect nature right here in Nova Scotia.
They Did It! Our Inaugural Expedition for the Earth Team Exceed Their Fundraising Goal!
April 12th, 2013
We could not be more proud of our Expedition for the Earth: Patagonia 2013 team!
Join us for our Post Expedition for the Earth Party
April 5th, 2013
Join us and the Trail Shop this Saturday April 6th, for a post Expedition for the Earth party and fundraiser.
Three More Coastal Gems, Protected Forever
March 25th, 2013
Three spectacular properties protected on Cape Breton Island
The Nature Trust and Aveda Team Up in Support of Clean Water
March 22nd, 2013
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been chosen as the Clean Water Partner for the 7th consecutive year in the Aveda Earth Month Campaign.
Nova Scotian Adventurers Complete Patagonian Charity Trek
February 11th, 2013
Nature Trust Expedition for the Earth Team raise money and see the world!
Nature Trust Saves the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary
January 4th, 2013
This new year, endangered Blanding’s turtles have a 27 hectare-sized reason to celebrate. The Nature Trust has succeeded in saving some of the best remaining habitat for endangered Blanding’s turtles in NS – thanks to an outpouring of community support.
Nova Scotians Come Together To Protect Troop Island
December 28th, 2012
Troop Island's natural wildlife habitats and important coastal lands are protected for the benefit of Nova Scotians and future generations thanks to the combined effort of residents, community groups, Halifax Regional Municipality and the province.
The Chronicle Herald Gives Generous Gift to Save Turtles
December 24th, 2012
McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary Campaign Update
December 21st, 2012
At the end of November, we launched a campaign to raise funds needed to acquire and protect one of the most important sites for endangered Blanding’s turtles in NS, on McGowan Lake. And we discovered that Squirt, Lumpy and Lucy have many friends!
Troop Island Protected, Forever
October 5th, 2012
The tally is in and we’re thrilled to confirm that 28 acres of Troop Island will be purchased today and held in trust forever.
Nature Trust and Acadia Sign First Conservation Easement Protecting University Lands in Canada
September 8th, 2012
Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust signed a conservation easement protecting a spectacular coastal island off Nova Scotia’s south shore today.
Nature Trust Celebrates Conservation of 300 Acres on Bras d’Or Lake
July 28th, 2012
Today the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is celebrating the permanent protection of a unique 300 acre property of natural coastal land in Inverness County, on the Bras d’Or Lake. The property boasts a diverse shoreline of over 7 kilometers.
New Land Conservation Tool in Nova Scotia
May 29th, 2012
Nova Scotia creates new kind of easement to protect farmlands and other open space
Inaugural Expedition for the Earth Adventure Trek Announced
May 4th, 2012
Nature Trust officially launches exciting new Expedition for the Earth with title sponsor, Steele Subaru.
Province and Nature Trust Renew Conservation Partnership
April 22nd, 2012
Local Company Making a Difference with Green Values
March 29th, 2012
Ascenta continues to lead by example with a generous investment of close to $30,000 in the conservation work of the Nature Trust, as part of its “1% for the Planet” commitment.
Exciting Fund Development Leadership Opportunity with the Nature Trust
February 20th, 2012
Nature Trust seeks enthusiastic and experienced Fund Development Manager to lead its growing fundraising and communications programs.
A New Gift of Nature for Nova Scotia—Preserving our Legacy with American Friends
December 19th, 2011
A landmark conservation easement protects land in Nova Scotia and provides an exciting new opportunity for landowners.
American Donates First Cross-Border Gift of Nature: New Conservation Program Piloted in NS
December 19th, 2011
The Nature Trust is once again breaking new ground in Canadian land conservation with a new opportunity to protect American-owned land across Canada.
New Plant for Canada
October 12th, 2011
New Plant for Canada Discovered on Nova Scotia Nature Trust Property
Bon Portage Story in the Media
September 19th, 2011
Acadia and the Nature Trust's New Partnership has been Featured in the Chronicle Herald and on CBC TV
Nature Trust and Acadia: A First in Canadian Land Conservation
September 9th, 2011
Nature Trust and Acadia University Celebrate Landmark Conservation Partnership and Launch of Bon Portage Island Conservation Campaign
Nature Trust Protects Two New Conservation Lands
August 6th, 2011
South Shore conservation lands will protect Piping Plovers
Natural Gem adds to Renowned Conservationist's Legacy
June 23rd, 2011
A new protected area, the Goat Lake Conservation Lands, has been added to Nova Scotia’s natural legacy, thanks to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and renowned conservationist Martin Rudy Haase.
Important Bird Area Protected by the Nature Trust
April 21st, 2011
In honour of Earth Day (April 22), the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced protection of yet another unique piece of Nova Scotia’s coastal legacy.