About the NSCSLLT

The Nova Scotia Crown Share Land Legacy Trust (NSCSLLT) was established in 2008 by the Province of Nova Scotia from Crown Share Payments. Its purpose is to provide funds to the Beneficiaries for the securement and protection of ecologically significant, threatened and irreplaceable natural areas on private lands in Nova Scotia. The secured lands are to be protected according to IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) standards for Category I, II or III protected areas. The Trust is administered by the Trustees.

Our Trustees

Vacant, Trustee and Chair;
Don MacNeil;
Dale Smith, Retired Director of Protected Areas, Nova Scotia Department of the Environment and Past President, Nova Scotia Nature Trust.
The Trustees have been appointed by government to administer and disburse the Trust funds to the Beneficiaries, independent of government and within the covenants of the Trust Indenture.

Beneficiaries of the NSCSLLT

The Beneficiaries of the NSCSLLT are those non-governmental land conservation organizations recognized under the Designation of Eligible Bodies Regulation made under Section 16 of Conservation Easement Act. They are the:

The Scientific Advisory Committee

The role of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to advise the Trustees on the conservation value and priority of lands proposed for securement by the Beneficiaries.

Terms of Reference

  • Sean Blaney, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
  • Sherman Boates, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
  • Kermit deGooyer, Ecology Action Centre
  • Jaimie Dupont Morozoff, Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Rich LaPaix (or designate), Nova Scotia Nature Trust
  • John LeDuc
  • David MacKinnon, Chair of the SAC, Nova Scotia Department of Environment
  • Chris Miller, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society