A preservation fund for an Annapolis Valley Ecological Gem

The Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve is protected land located within the Gaspereau River Watershed. It has spectacular views of the Gaspereau Valley, the Minas Basin, and Cape Blomidon. Old-growth forests like those found in the Nature Preserve are exceptionally rare in Nova Scotia as less than one percent of the province’s forests are considered old-growth. Most of these old forests have been logged or converted to agricultural use. Protecting old-growth forests such as this one also provides opportunities for educational and ecological research of the natural environment.

The Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve is the result of a unique partnership between the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Town of Wolfville – the first partnership of its kind in Canada. The property is under a “conservation easement,” which restricts development on the site and ensures all activities are in keeping with the preservation of the site’s natural values. The Nature Trust has the legal ability to enforce the conservation restrictions and ensure the permanent protection of the Nature Preserve.

The purpose of this fund is to save and protect 600 acres of old-growth forests, undisturbed wetlands, and unique flora and fauna in the Annapolis Valley.

For more information or to make a donation, visit Nova Scotia Nature Trust.