Gifts Of Land: Add A Patch
Island Nature Trust (INT) envisions a network of protected natural areas across PEI, sustained by the love and generosity of Islanders today for the enjoyment of Islanders and wildlife tomorrow.
Donate your ecologically important land to INT and help us create a network of natural spaces connected by wildlife corridors.
A place known for its rolling fields and stunning coastline, Prince Edward Island is a beautiful and picturesque patchwork landscape. It is within these quintessential views that you will find scattered patches of ecologically important land that support a wide variety of plants and animals.
For generations, many Island families have enjoyed a deep relationship with these spaces. With 87% of the Island being privately owned, Island Nature Trust (INT) must rely on landowners like you to bring these natural areas into protection.
6 Reasons to Donate Land to INT
Donating land to Island Nature Trust’s Add-A-Patch campaign is the perfect way to help preserve the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island. Here are several important reasons why this type of donation is crucial to nature and beneficial to you and your family:
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2. Tax relief
Moreover, donating land to INT can also have financial benefits. We provide a charitable tax receipt for the donated fair market value and can help landowners apply to the Federal Ecological Gifts program for capital gains tax relief, making it easier to donate land to Island Nature Trust in support of its vital work.
3. Protecting biodiversity
INT is committed to protecting the biodiversity of Prince Edward Island. This means preserving habitats for a wide range of species, from birds and mammals to insects and plants. By donating land to INT you can help ensure that these species have a safe place to live and thrive, as the properties are protected from development in perpetuity through the PEI Natural Areas Protection Act (NAPA).
Your land could be a key puzzle piece that houses some really important habitat or could grow an already protected natural area.
4. Mitigating climate change
Preserving natural habitats is also important for mitigating the effects of climate change. Trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which helps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the air. Additionally, healthy ecosystems are better equipped to handle extreme weather events, such as storms, floods, or droughts.
5. Ecosystem services
When you donate land to INT, you are not only helping to protect the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island, but you are also supporting a range of important ecological functions that benefit both people and wildlife. Natural areas play a crucial role in purifying air and water, storing carbon, and preventing soil erosion.
Sometimes all it takes is the addition of a key piece of the landscape’s puzzle to support ecosystem services.
6. Protecting cultural heritage
In addition to the ecological benefits, donating land to INT can also help to protect cultural heritage sites. Many of the natural areas on Prince Edward Island have a rich history, and preserving these sites can help us learn more about our past.
Gifts of Land Highlights: Our Generous Donors
- The Judson Family: Honoring their vital land donation for coastal headland conservation Island Nature Trust (INT) relies significantly on land donations in protecting the natural landscapes of Prince Edward Island, particularly when these donations connect with existing protected areas.… Read more: The Judson Family: Honoring their vital land donation for coastal headland conservation
- INT Expands its ‘Corridors of Connectivity’ Mission with Generous Land Donation in Blooming PointIsland Nature Trust (INT) has reached a major milestone in its conservation efforts. With the recent donation of 15 acres by Bruce and Patricia Craig (pictured), INT’s… Read more: INT Expands its ‘Corridors of Connectivity’ Mission with Generous Land Donation in Blooming Point
- Buote family donates legacy upland hardwood forest in New GlasgowIt’s a crisp fall morning. The leaves crunching under our feet betray the silence as Rowena Lawlor and Faren Buote accompany me into the Buote Heritage Woods… Read more: Buote family donates legacy upland hardwood forest in New Glasgow
- MacKay Family Donates 268 Acre Lowland Forest and Wetland to Add a PatchLast year, five parcels were donated to the Add a Patch campaign to be protected in perpetuity. The largest of these properties was donated by the MacKay… Read more: MacKay Family Donates 268 Acre Lowland Forest and Wetland to Add a Patch
- First of its kind donation sees American family return forest and wetland back to IslandersA game-changing cross-border partnership between Island Nature Trust and American Friends of Canadian Conservation – launched to help American landowners donate their land for conservation purposes –… Read more: First of its kind donation sees American family return forest and wetland back to Islanders
- Island Nature Trust secures significant carbon sink in its largest single acquisition to date136 hectare (337 acre) property in Forest Hill contributes to a sizeable unfragmented block of rich lowland forest in PEI and is home to C02 absorbing fen… Read more: Island Nature Trust secures significant carbon sink in its largest single acquisition to date
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