Nova Scotia

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for more than 40 years. NCC's work in the province dates back to 1971, with more than 520 acres (210 hectares) conserved 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.

Together we are making a difference in all corners of picturesque Nova Scotia; from strategic land securement initiatives, to restoring and protecting habitat, to important stewardship and land management activities. 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

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Conserving water for wildlife

For the first time, all the rivers and streams in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and eastern Quebec have been mapped. Continue Reading »

Open house in Halifax on May 7 (Photo by NCC)

Open house in Halifax on May 7 (Photo by NCC)

NCC hosts successful open house event in Halifax

NCC hosts open house event to promote the Halifax Wilderness Park project. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Danielle Horne kayaking (Photo by NCC)

Danielle Horne kayaking (Photo by NCC)

Kayaking for conservation: A day in the life of a Nova Scotia conservation biologist

April 16, 2019

Oh, the winter blues. They make you long for summer’s sunny skies, trilling birdsongs and warm breezes. During the winter and early spring — when I'm sitting in my office — I watch a live stream on my computer of birds at a... Continue Reading »

Supporter Spotlight

Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfield-Browne)