We promote innovative ways of protecting natural heritage, using conservation easements and partnership agreements as well as land ownership. We also encourage communities throughout the province to identify, understand, conserve and enjoy natural heritage by assisting them with their own conservation projects.
Conserving the province's natural heritage is an expensive undertaking. The Trust welcomes donations from individuals and businesses in support of our work. Gifts can take the form of property and heritage conservation easements, as well as endowments, donations of cash and other assets, corporate sponsorships and donations in kind.
Peace of mind
A donation or bequest of a natural heritage property will give you the satisfaction of knowing that it will be conserved to enrich the lives of future generations. A conservation easement will allow you to continue to enjoy your property, knowing that its natural features will be protected in perpetuity. A cash donation will help the Trust meet the substantial costs of acquiring and looking after threatened wilderness, and raise public awareness of the need for conservation.
Gifts of certified ecologically sensitive land or conservation easements on such land can generate tax receipts that could offset up to 100 per cent of the donor's net income in the year of the gift and for up to five additional years. Donors of other land, cash and other assets can also benefit from generous income tax relief.