How a hidden forest valley is a big opportunity for conservation

Photo assignment for NCC is a journey into a pristine habitat that will make a difference in southwestern Ontario. (Photo by Gregg McLachlan)

Towering hemlocks reaching for the sky. A deep and rugged valley covered with ferns. A coldwater stream flowing over and under moss-covered fallen pine trunks. Just the thought of these scenes makes my mind wander yet again to northern...

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On the trail of snowy owls

Snowy owl (Photo by Gregg McLachlan)

Snowy owl (Photo by Gregg McLachlan)

When I got an inside tip in late December that numerous migrating snowy owls were being spotted near Long Point, Ontario, I knew I had to grab my DSLR, 600mm lens, fingerless gloves, four layers of clothing, and get down there fast. The Long Point...

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Help! I want to get a job working in conservation: 10 practical tips to help get you on the path to your dream gig

NCC student intern Liam Murphy (Photo by NCC)

NCC student intern Liam Murphy (Photo by NCC)

OK, so you love animals. You sleep and breathe nature. And you want to work in the field of conservation. Super! Now here’s the hard part: figuring out how to land your dream gig. The most common question I receive, by far, is how to get a...

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