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Public Land Conservation

Hike in Herring Cove BacklandsPublic Land is also referred to as Crown Land, and as the name 'Public' suggests, it is land owned by the citizens of Nova Scotia and held in trust by the government.

It belongs to all of us equally. It belongs to every man, woman and child in the province. Together we own almost 15,000 square kilometres of land in Nova Scotia, which translates into a little more than three and a half acres of land per person. 




Ecologically Responsible Forestry

Standing Tall ProjectA revitalized Acadian forest supports Nova Scotian jobs, tourism, and a healthy environment. Its streams run clear, cold and clean. Its unique mix of trees of different sizes, ages and species resists disease, budworms and hurricanes, and provides a rich, diverse habitat for flying squirrels, moose, owls, orchids. 

Stopping clearcutting and preventing destructive forestry practices was an EAC 2017 Provincial Election Priority, find out more about the commitments made in the election here.


Bird Conservation

Recent research suggests that 44% of Canadian bird species are declining, including one-third of the species found in the Maritimes. Habitat loss, pollution, and climate change, as well as human-related causes of individual mortality, all negatively affect our bird populations.

The Ecology Action Centre’s Bird Conservation Committee engages in research, education & policy change to reverse these declines of migratory and non-migratory bird species in Atlantic Canada.  We work to educate the public about preventable causes of bird death. Learn more.


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