Organization still raising $700K to keep the land in Little Harbour protected permanently.
April 7, 2023
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The land is next to the 265-hectare Owls Head Provincial Park, where potential private development into a golf course caused significant public outcry and demand for its protection.
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been eyeing the parcel of land for more than two decades and recently bought it from a private owner for just over $2 million.
… The newly protected land isn’t just for human use — it will safeguard animal and plant habitats.
Biologist and president of Nature Nova Scotia, Bob Bancroft, said he’s happy to hear about the land acquisition.
“I think it’s getting to the point where a lot of people in Nova Scotia are well aware that the development has taken over much of the land here,” Bancroft said. “And coastal properties that aren’t private are becoming very rare.”
The new conservation lands are an addition to the Nature Trust’s 100 Wild Islands, an archipelago of over 280 coastal islands.