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

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 »

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 »

From Our Blog

Saling on Mahone Bay, NS (Photo by MICA)

Saling on Mahone Bay, NS (Photo by MICA)

Our treasured islands of Mahone Bay

May 5, 2021

Imagine looking out from a shoreline and seeing beautiful pristine islands nearby. To row, paddle or sail to an island and find it in its natural state is not a dream in the waters of Mahone Bay, southwest Nova Scotia; it is a reality where you... Continue Reading »

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