Project description (English)

The Chignecto Isthmus is an important transportation corridor with the Trans-Canada Highway and inter-provincial railway crossing over it. It is also the only route for terrestrial wildlife to move in and out of Nova Scotia. Without deliberate planning to conserve ecosystem connectivity, development on the Isthmus could restrict the natural movement of plants and wildlife across this important land bridge.

Project description (French)

Main contact organization for the project

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Part of larger network(s)

Staying Connected Initiave (SCI)

Project status


Primary ecosystem focus



Connectivity action

Core priority area designation

Land protection

Standard keywords


Transportation (roads, rails, bridges, culverts)

Taxonomic Coverage

Non-vascular plants

Vascular plants

Geographical coverage


New Brunswick

Nova Scotia