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

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 »

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Musquodoboit River, NS (Photo by NCC)

Active Rivers Area project: Supporting nature-based solutions for rivers, fish and communities

The Active Rivers Area project, developed with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, used geomatic information mapping software to map the full extent of riparian zones across the three Maritime provinces and southern Quebec. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Alpine Lake on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Alpine Lake on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Nature-based solutions: Benefits for people and the planet

June 5, 2021

There is no longer any question, scientifically speaking, that the effects of climate change are increasing both the rate and extent of biodiversity loss, not just in Canada, but globally. When combined with human impacts, such as land conversion... Continue Reading »

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