Nova Scotia

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been creating a natural legacy in Nova Scotia for 50 years. NCC's work in the province dates back to 1971, with 210 hectares conserved at Sight Point in Cape Breton’s Mabou Highlands. NCC has worked with individuals and communities to protect more than 16,500 hectares in 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

Small wood turtle, Nova Scotia (Photo by Thomas Baker)

Small wood turtle, Nova Scotia (Photo by Thomas Baker)

In Search of Wood Turtles

Former Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) intern Thomas Baker speaks about his passion for wood turtles, a species at risk in Nova Scotia. Continue Reading »

Glossy buckthorn (Photo by NCC Staff)

Glossy buckthorn (Photo by NCC Staff)

Glossy Buckthorn / Pugwash River Estuary

Glossy buckthorn is an invasive non-native plant found in the Pugwash River Estuary in Nova Scotia. This podcast looks at why the Pugwash River Estuary is considered an important natural area, and how Glossy buckthorn removal on this site conserves biological diversity. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Monarch Butterfly on Joe Pye (Photo by NCC)

Monarch Butterfly on Joe Pye (Photo by NCC)

Nature in the...parking lot?

May 11, 2022

I work as a development officer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada and have lots of friends who are outdoorsy and also work in this field. This means that I am often swapping stories of cool wildlife sightings. The rare bird my co-worker spotted,... Continue Reading »

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