Musquodoboit River Valley, NS (Photo by MIke Dembeck)

Musquodoboit River Valley, NS (Photo by MIke Dembeck)

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  • Bear Brook, Abraham Lake, Nova Scotia (Photo by  L. Campbell)
    Abraham Lake

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada now owns this 256-hectare (634-acre) nature reserve that features an old-growth red spruce forest, now extremely rare in Nova Scotia.
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  • Semipalmated sandpiper (Photo by Denis Doucet)
    Bay of Fundy shorebird habitats

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and partners have won greater international recognition for shorebird habitats in protect Cumberland Basin and Cobequid Bay.
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  • Brier Island, NS (Photo by NCC)
    Brier Island

    NCC's Brier Island Nature Reserve protects over 400 hectares of habitat, including habitat for endangered species.
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  • Amy exploring a section of karst forest in Cape Breton, NS (Photo by NCC)
    Cape Breton

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada currently owns 274 hectares (676 acres) of extraordinary habitat in central Cape Breton.
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  • Endangered Nova Scotia Mainland Moose (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Chignecto Isthmus

    The Chignecto Isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting mainland Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and the rest of North America. For centuries, Mi’kmaq First Nations would gather here to meet and to hunt waterfowl, fish, moose, bear and porcupine.
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  • Dr. George Cook Nature Reserve (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Cobequid Hills

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved a 366-hectare (904-acre) sugar maple forest in the Cobequid Hills, the Dr. George Cook Nature Reserve, thanks to a land donation from the Cook brothers.
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  • Deep Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Deep Cove

    Deep Cove is a remarkable tapestry of mature forest, bogs, fens, shrub barrens and small lakes.
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  • Docherty's Brook, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Docherty's Brook

    Docherty’s Brook and the surrounding region boast mature maritime mixed-wood forest that support many species of wildlife. The site contains one of the largest stands of eastern white cedars in Nova Scotia.
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  • Dr. Bill Freedman Nature Reserve-Photo by Andrew Herygers
    Dr. Bill Freedman Nature Reserve

    The Dr. Bill Freedman Nature Reserve is located at Prospect High Head, 23 kilometres southwest of Halifax. It is 10 kilometres east of Peggy’s Cove, a popular tourist spot.
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  • Great black-backed gulls (Photo by Laurie Dunbar)
    Economy Point

    A spectacular natural landscape of wild and pristine beauty, this area in the Minas Basin of Nova Scotia is home to some of the area's most fragile residents and a prime feeding and staging area for migrating shorebirds.
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  • Young's Island in Musquodoboit Harbour, Eastern Shore, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Fishing Lake and Young's Island

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working on two exciting projects that provide an opportunity for Nova Scotians to support important land conservation and help these spectacular sites be saved!
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  • Stream on Stehelin property, NS (Photo by NCC)
    Freshwater Conservation Blueprint

    The Atlantic office of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has launched a new online tool to advance community-based freshwater conservation.
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  • Gaff Point, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia (photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Gaff Point

    Gaff Point is one of Nova Scotia's fastest disappearing undeveloped coastal headlands, offering dramatic ocean views and linking a series of critical beaches and dune systems.
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  • Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia (Photo by NCC)
    Musquodoboit Harbour

    The Musquodoboit Harbour boasts a complex system of coastal islands, salt marshes, mudflats, barrier beaches, bogs, barrens and coastal forest.
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  • Hatching turtle along the Musquodoboit River (Photo by NCC)
    Musquodoboit River

    The tranquil Musquodoboit River is one of the best remaining Atlantic salmon habitats on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, and home to several other threatened species, such as snapping turtle, wood turtle and sea-run brook trout. Just 30 minutes from Halifax, it is a haven for nature lovers.
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  • Pugwash Estuary, Nova Scotia (Photo by NCC)
    Pugwash Estuary

    One of NCC's largest conservation areas in Nova Scotia, the Pugwash River Estuary provides important habitat for migratory birds. The reserve is a mix of forest and salt marsh on the Northumberland Strait.
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  • Deborah Carver speaks on behalf of donors, NCC news conference, Sandy Bay, NS (Photo by NCC)
    Sandy Bay

    NCC and partners have acquired a 69-hectare (171-acre) jewel at Sandy Bay, adjacent to Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.
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  • Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)
    Shaw Wilderness Park

    NCC and partners Halifax Regional Municipality and Shaw Group Ltd, have conserved 153 hectares (379 acres) at Williams Lake to create the Shaw Wilderness Park
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  • Stehelin property, NS (Photo by NCC)
    Stehelin property

    The Long Tusket Lake area of Nova Scotia has a unique human history. In the mid-1800s, the area was the site of the settlement of New France, or “Electric City – so named because of the lighted streets and houses made possible by an in-stream water-based power plant. Lights were a rare sight in those days, particularly in the backwoods of Digby County.
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  • Aerial view of Port Joli, NS, showing its white sandy beach and aquamarine waters (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    The Port Joli and Port L’Hebert Coastal Area

    The Port Joli coastal region features a shallow and sheltered ocean inlet, sandy beaches, mudflats, small islands and dunes.
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  • Birds along the new proposed WHSRN expansion site (Photo by NCC)
    WHSRN expansion project

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working on a project to have Cumberland Basin and Cobequid Bay recognized as Landscapes of Hemispheric Importance.
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