Click the links below to view projects that the Sage Environmental Program has funded or assisted:

2014 round 2

  • Cheticamp River Association - restoration/correction of river course
  • Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre - pollinator survey (cont’d)
  • Conservation Council of New Brunswick - public awareness of pipeline impacts
  • Canadian Environmental Grantors’ Network - Atlantic conference
  • St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association - educational workshops
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - Lahave River shoreline study
  • Bird Studies Canada - swifts
  • The Deanery Project - outdoor recreation/education (cont’d)
  • Ecology Action Centre (Minerals) - awareness of impacts of hydraulic fracturing
  • Ecology Action Centre (Water) - water quality in southwest Nova Scotia
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - aquaculture reform (cont’d)
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes park campaign
  • Bear River First Nation - species at risk, habitat awareness

2014 round 1

  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - Bay of Fundy website
  • Mi’kmaw Conservation Group - water conservation, education
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - Green Crab study
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - Petite Riviere remediation
  • Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute - Eastern Mountain Avens study
  • Ecology Action Centre (Energy) - coal bed methane awareness
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - aquaculture reform (cont’d)
  • Young Naturalists Club - Coordinator
  • Clean Annapolis River Project - Nictaux River enhancement
  • Membertou Band - cold climate greenhouse
  • Nova Scotia Envirothon - urban forest project
  • East Coast Environmental Law - forest biomass awareness

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2013 round 2

  • Clean Nova Scotia - stream restoration projects
  • Bras d'Or Preservation Nature Trust - lake natural history guide
  • Mi'kmaw Conservation Group - Black Ash and Acadian Forest region education and restoration
  • The Deanery Project - rural learning centre staffing
  • Ecology Action Centre (Coastal) - Living Shorelines research and outreach
  • Ecology Action Centre (Wilderness) - Public Lands and Forestry protection
  • East Coast Environmental Law - aquaculture regulatory reform
  • Sierra Club Atlantic - mine and quarry policy in Nova Scotia
  • Conservation Council of New Brunswick - environmental impacts of aquaculture in Shelburne Harbour

2013 round 1

  • Mersey-Tobeatic Research Institute - Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora habitat research
  • Bird Studies Canada - best practices re use of beaches in Shelburne County
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - Brier Island wetland recovery
  • Sackville Rivers Association - tributary restoration
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - catchment liming of Gold River
  • Ecology Action Centre (Minerals) - impacts of hydraulic fracturing
  • Genuine Progress Index Atlantic - Youth Ride research and action
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - Species at Risk prioritization

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2012 round 2

  • Ecology Action Centre (Wilderness) - public lands and forestry protection
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - environmental education, Morton Centre
  • Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre - pollinator surveys
  • Ecology Action Centre (Mining) - mining policy changes
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - Birch Cove Lakes regional park
  • Tusket River Environmental Protection Association - riparian awareness
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network - sustainability education series
  • Sierra Club, Atlantic Canada Chapter - strategic plan
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - aquaculture reform
  • Sackville Rivers Association - tributaries restoration

2012 round 1

  • Sackville Rivers Association - river restoration
  • Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust - hiking brochure
  • Mahone Islands Conservation Association - coastal erosion assessment
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - Mushamush River fish habitat
  • Burton Ettinger Elementary School - staff nature retreat
  • Eastern Shore Forest Watch - Deanery recreation centre
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - easement legislation
  • Recreation Nova Scotia - network for self-propelled recreation
  • Ecology Action Centre (HRM Alliance) - greenbelt
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - aquaculture reform
  • Ecology Action Centre (Mining) - Provincial mining policies
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network - sustainability education series
  • East Coast Environmental Law - legal aid to aquaculture and wetland recovery
  • St. Mary's River Association - recovery potential assessment

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2011 round 2

  • Cape Sable Important Bird Area - school environmental club
  • Dalhousie University School for Resource and Environmental Studies - biodiversity and agriculture
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - open pen aquaculture campaign continuation
  • Ecology Action Centre (Coastal) - NS Coastal Strategy Draft assessment
  • Ecology Action Centre (Wilderness) - public lands and forestry campaign
  • Margaree Environmental Association - Lake Ainslie drilling appeal
  • Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute - Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora project continuation
  • Shambhala - land stewardship study
  • Sierra Club Atlantic - Wild Child nature immersion program

2011 round 1

  • Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre - NS coastal dunes biodiversity assessment
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - open pen aquaculture campaign
  • Ecology Action Centre (HRM Alliance) - green belt assessment
  • Ecology Action Centre (Wilderness) - public lands campaign
  • Global Forest Watch Canada - candidate protected areas analysis
  • Genuine Progress Institute Atlantic - protected areas biodiversity training
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - conservation volunteers
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - St. Mary's River forest restoration assessment
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network - S.E.N.S.E. sustainability education series
  • Young Naturalists Club of Nova Scotia - club expansion

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2010 ROUND 2              

  • St. Mary's River Association - fish community analysis
  • Cape Sable Important Bird Area - nature camps, environment club
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada - wetland care project
  • Ecology Action Centre (Coastal) - toward a Coastal Act
  • Sackville Rivers Association - culvert survey project
  • Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute - Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora project
2010 ROUND 1              
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society-NS - marine conservation initiatives
  • Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust - instructive walking guide
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - effectiveness of S.A.R. monitoring
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - conservation volunteers
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network - S.E.N.S.E. sustainability education series
  • Conservation Council of New Brunswick - old-growth Acadian forest publication
  • St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association - Troop Island conservation
  • St. Mary's River Association - wind damage assessment
  • Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources - salmon habitat data
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - Roseate Tern recovery
  • Friends of First Lake - stormwater detox

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2009 ROUND 2              
  • Cape Sable Important Bird Area - nature camps
  • Clean Nova Scotia - wetland education
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society-NS - advancing Marine Protected Area designation
  • Ecology Action Centre (Coastal) - bringing home coastal policy
  • Friends of First Lake - stormwater outfall remediation
  • Global Forest Watch Canada - survey of intact forests
  • Margaree Salmon Association - kelt tracking
  • Mersey-Tobeatic Research Institute - old forests (continued)
  • Sackville Rivers Association - education and oil spill remediation
  • Ecology Action Centre (Wilderness) - public lands campaign
  • Sierra Club Atlantic - mining impacts on communities
2009 ROUND 1              
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - LaHave Water Rescue Project
  • Ecology Action Centre - NS Public Lands Coalition
  • Nova Scotia Environmental Network - S.E.N.S.E. sustainability education series
  • St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association - volunteer stewardship program
  • St. Mary's River Association - estuary survey
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - volunteers program
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - private lands conservation
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - youth engagement in coastal management
  • Mabou Harbour Coastal Management Planning Committee - riparian health assessment


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ROUND 2 2008             
  • Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre - ranking of NS forest ecosystems
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society-NS - film to promote NS marine protected areas planning
  • Clean Annapolis River Project - rare flooded forests study
  • Ecology Action Centre (Coastal) - bird conservation plan
  • Ecology Action Centre (Marine) - nearshore marine protected areas assessment
  • Ecology Action Centre (Public Lands) - Colin Stewart Forest Forum (ongoing)
  • St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association - watershed management plan
  • St. Mary's River Association - hydrological and channel history
  • Sierra Club-Atlantic - mining impacts and community voices project
ROUND 1 2008             
  • Margaree Environmental Association - promotion of report on landscape protection
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - study of effects of Bass on endangered Whitefish
  • Ecology Action Centre - sustainable coastal strategy
  • St. Ann's Harbour - aquaculture impact handbook
  • L'sitkuk/Bear River First Nation - Mother Earth teachings
  • Canadian Parks and WIlderness Society-NS - youth outreach
  • Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute - collaboration on old growth forest protection
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - coastal legacy project
  • Saint Mary's University - deer/moose parasites
  • Ecology Action Centre - Colin Stewart Forest Forum


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ROUND 2 2007             
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - outreach re habitat protection for endangered species (Blanding's Turtle, Eastern Ribbonsnake)
  • ACAP Cape Breton - education re habitat protection for endangered Yellow Lampmussel
  • Ecology Action Centre - capital fund
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - study of the history of forest clear-cutting in Nova Scotia
ROUND 1 2007             
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation - Mushamush River habitat restoration
  • Clean Annapolis River Project - Broken Brooks project (culverts)
  • Nature Nova Scotia - speakers for national "Time and Tide" conference
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - Cape Breton Coastal Landscape Plan
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada - Twin Lakes Nature Preserve management plan
  • Ecology Action Centre/North Mountain Old Forest Society - Acadian Forest restoration book
  • Nova Scotia Salmon Association - lime for West River acid precipitation project
  • Sackville Rivers Association - Halfway Brook improvements
  • Stewards of St. Ann's Harbour Association - mussel aquaculture impact
  • Young Naturalists Club - year two
  • Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council - Ikanawtiket ARISES seminar
  • Bird Studies Canada - beach stewardship guide
  • Sable Island Preservation Trust - SAR (Roseate Tern)
  • L’sitkuk/Bear River First Nation - youth/SAR (American Eel)
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-NS - Fundy horse mussel reefs
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation - salmon conservation


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2006 ROUND 2              
  • Ecology Action Centre - Colin Stewart Forest Forum
  • Canadian Parks and WIlderness Society-NS - Colin Stewart Forest Forum
2006 ROUND 1              
  • Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute - inventory of old-growth forest in SW NS
  • Crescent Beach & Area Society - cribbing, planting for dune protection
  • Clean Annapolis River Project - aquatic habitat, fencing
  • Nova Scotia Museum & Halifax Field Naturalists - Young Naturalists Club
  • Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society-NS - Colin Stewart Forest Forum
  • Ecology Action Centre - review of NS Beaches Act
  • Ecology Action Centre - building capital fund
  • Eastern Shore Forest Watch - directory for woodlot owners
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - St. Mary's River legacy project
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - private lands conservation assessment
  • L'sitkuk/Bear River First Nation - community environmental project, youth training


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2005 ROUND 2              
  • Ecology Action Centre - assessment of government subsidies to the forestry industry
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-NS - terrestrial conservation planning
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-NS - Colin Stewart Forest Forum, initial focus on Protected Areas
  • Five Bridges Heritage Wilderness Trust - pamphlet to display the natural features along trails
  • Nova Scotia Salmon Association - lime for an acid-balancing machine on one of the most acidified rivers
  • Species at Risk program - highlight the importance of habitat protection for mainland moose (CPAWS-NS)
  • Tatamagouche Community Trust - planting of Acadian forest species to speed recover from clearcut damage
  • LaHave River Salmon Association - radio tagging of spent salmon to study their navigation of the estuary enroute back to sea
  • Sierra Club-Atlantic - raise awareness of the negative aspects of spraying herbicides on our forests
  • Margaree Environmental Association - evaluate the model for land protection used in the Niagara Escarpment area of Ontario, as a possible model for the Mabou Ridge and similar parts of Cape Breton
2005 ROUND 1              
  • Ecology Action Centre - Colin Stewart Forest Forum
  • Nova Scotia Nature Trust - Shelter Cove protection
  • Ecology Action Centre - ecological inputs to HRM Master Plan
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-NS - Colin Stewart Forest Forum


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