The following pages show actions you can follow in sensitive habitats and activities that will help maintain species at risk habitat, benefit all wildlife and the natural environment.

Top 10 Ways You Can Help

  • Maintain the natural vegetation around the lake shorelines and wetlands on your land
  • Keep off-highway vehicles out of sensitive habitats
  • Watch for wildlife when boating and driving
  • Report sightings: 1-866-727-3447 or
  • Tell friends, family, and neighbours what you are doing and how they can help
  • Plant native species only, and reduce or eliminate your lawn
  • Get involved and contribute towards recovery efforts
  • Build docks that minimize impacts to the lake shoreline and water quality
  • Keep your sewage system well maintained
  • Eliminate pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizer use

Online Resources

View to view information about Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora, Blanding’s Turtles, and Eastern Ribbonsnakes. This includes:
  • Photo galleries
  • Info on how you can help these species
  • Printable maps showing where rare lakeshore ACPF are found in Nova Scotia (under ‘ACPF’ then ‘Data and Maps’)
  • Online versions of this guide, as well as the Species at Risk & ACPF Identification and Information Guides
  • Information about other species including Piping Plovers, Bats and more!

Above: Map highlighting the locations of rare and Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora species around Agard Lake.