About Us

The Island Nature Trust – Protecting Wildlife Habitat since 1979!

We are a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the  protection and management of Natural Areas on Prince Edward Island (Canada). We acquire lands to be held in trust for future generations, manage these lands as an example of appropriate and sustained use, and help private owners voluntarily protect their lands.

Our vision is to work with government and private landowners to create a true natural areas network on Prince Edward Island, consisting of core protected areas connected by corridors.

In 1979, Island Nature Trust was incorporated as the first private, provincially-based nature trust in Canada. We are governed by a Board of Directors of 12 to 16 members, which includes 8 to 12 members of the Trust and one representative from each of our four founding organizations: Museums and Heritage PEI, PEI Wildlife Federation, Natural History Society of PEI, and the Biology Department of the University of PEI.

Full list of Properties currently under protection