Newly-protected land in Cape Breton
162 hectares (400 acres) near Ottawa Brook, west of Iona, which features sinkholes, caves and exposed white cliffs characteristic of gypsum topography. The area provides habitat for many rare and uncommon plants, such as yellow lady’s-slipper and boreal aster. The land was partially donated by David and Pamela Newton, under the Government of Canada’s Ecogift program.
69 hectares (170 acres) of mainly Acadian forest near Marble Mountain, on the Bras d’or Lakes. Due to extensive harvesting over hundreds of years, less than 5 per cent of the Maritime provinces’ original Acadian forest remains intact.
43-hectare (106-acre) site at West Lake Ainslie, near the Black River Bog Nature Reserve managed by the Province of Nova Scotia. The area surrounding Lake Ainslie has one of the most significant groups of rare plants in Nova Scotia.