Nova Scotia

As a result of the current impact of COVID-19, the Nature Conservancy of Canada urges you to postpone your trips to NCC conservation properties and trails until further notice.  Read more >

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

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 »

NCC's Danielle Horne with dogwood (NCC photo)

NCC's Danielle Horne with dogwood (NCC photo)

In nature, the ordinary can be awe-inspiring

NCC's conservation biologist Danielle Horne spends months in the field every year in Nova Scotia. She enjoys spotting rare species, but sometimes finds ordinary ones the most awe-inspiring. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Red-winged blackbird (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Red-winged blackbird (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Look for these first signs of spring across Canada

March 27, 2020

With the springing forward of our clocks and the increased daylight, many Canadians are getting antsy for the arrival of spring. What can be more delightful than noticing the little signs that signal the arrival of a new season, such as the... Continue Reading »

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