This document is a brochure that explains the options a private landowner in Nova Scotia has and how they can protect the natural areas of the province. Over 70 percent of the province is privately owned, but less than 0.1 percent of the private lands are formally protected. Therefore, the commitment of landowners is important to preserve natural areas for years to come. Some of the options available to land owners include designation under provincial legislation, such as the Special Places Protection Act or the Wilderness Areas Protection Act; a donation of land to a conservation organization or government agency; selling land to a conservation organization for less than market value and receive a tax-deductible receipt; create a conservation easement which will restrict future development of the land; have land certified as ecologically sensitive through the Ecogifts Program; or acquisition. This brochure also provides examples of how the provincial government encourages the protection of natural areas through private stewardship. Finally, the brochure provides several examples of how private landowners took action to protect their lands.