Nova Scotia

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for more than 40 years. NCC's involvement in the province dates back to 1971, when we successfully protected more than 520 acres (210 hectares) at Sight Point in Cape Breton’s Mabou Highlands. NCC has worked with individuals and communities to protect more than 32,475 acres (13,142 hectares) in 43 projects across the province.

From strategic land securement initiatives, to restoring and protecting habitat and carrying out important stewardship and land management activities, together we are making a difference in all corners of picturesque Nova Scotia. From rural areas to Halifax County, we are diligently working to sustain the province's natural heritage for today and for our children and grandchildren.

Stories from the Field

Born to be wild on the Musquodoboit River

A small group of NCC staff and supporters had an amazing encounter with baby snapping turtles on a trip to the Musquodoboit River. Continue Reading »

Bill Freedman, 25-year volunteer with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Bill Freedman, 25-year volunteer with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Honouring Dr. Bill Freedman

At a recent Celebration of Life in Halifax this April there were many stories told, through laughter and tears, about professor Bill Freedman (known to many as Dr. Bill): a respected scientist, an optimistic ecologist and a passionate teacher who served as both Atlantic and National Board Chair for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Acadian forest, Chignecto Isthmus, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

A walk in the woods: Acadian old-growth forest

September 14, 2016

If you’re at all like me, coming across big, old trees while exploring the woods is always a thrill. Over the past four years, as conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Atlantic Region, I’ve... Continue Reading »

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