Nova Scotia

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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 210 hectares (more than 520 acres) conserved at Sight Point in Cape Breton’s Mabou Highlands. NCC has worked with individuals and communities to protect 14,490 hectares (more than 35,805 acres) 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

Samantha and Ben in the field, Shaw Wilderness Park, NS (Photo by NCC)

Samantha and Ben in the field, Shaw Wilderness Park, NS (Photo by NCC)

A warm welcome back to nature

The Shaw Wilderness Park calls to Haligonians on warm summer days. And when you answer the call to visit a Nature Conservancy of Canada property, you could run into an amazing conservation team searching for at-risk creatures. Learn more> Continue Reading »

Beth Brooks, Conservation Intern (Photo by NCC)

Beth Brooks, Conservation Intern (Photo by NCC)

First steps as a summer intern

This summer, NCC’s Atlantic Region will host 13 paid internships. Today’s interns are aspiring professionals, and by investing in them, you are contributing to Canada’s conservation leaders of tomorrow. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Why nature in Canada’s cities could change conservation forever

September 1, 2021

When the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was founded almost 60 years ago, there was growing recognition that unmanaged urban expansion was threatening nature. In fact, our first project was to try to save a section of Rattray Marsh along the... Continue Reading »

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