A walk in the woods: Columbia forest region

Measuring trees on the Midgeley Conservation Area (Photo by Steve Ogle)

To walk through the forests of the Columbia forest region is, to me, a huge privilege. This is for two reasons: one, the Columbia forest region is home to home a number of Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties, including NCC’s...

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Have you heard the one about the fun guys (fungi)? For Canada's bats and frogs, they're no April Fool's joke

The newly erected bat houses (Photo by Cori Lausen)

The newly erected bat houses (Photo by Cori Lausen)

The Frog Bear Conservation Corridor in British Columbia’s Creston Valley has received a lot of attention for its promise of protecting migratory habitat for creatures large and small. Grizzly bear and elk share these lands with migratory...

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Why did the bear, frog, bat and wolverine cross the field?

Wolverine (Photo by Daniel J. Cox, Natural Exposures)

Wolverine (Photo by Daniel J. Cox, Natural Exposures)

Compared to other conservation lands, “Lot 3” is not much to look at. The 140-acre (57-hectare) property is a perfectly level field of canola located in BC’s Creston Valley, nestled in between the Purcell and Selkirk mountains....

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My nature scavenger hunt with Invermere's Little Badgers

Little Badgers show off their scavenger hunt list (Photo by NCC)

Little Badgers show off their scavenger hunt list (Photo by NCC)

Recently my colleague, Michael Curnes, made a presentation during Crazy Hair Day at Harry Anderson Elementary School in Richmond, British Columbia. The students at the school had raised funds for multiple charities, including the Nature...

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Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...Why cutting down trees is sometimes a good thing

Christmas tree cutting event at Marion Creek Benchlands, BC (Photo by Stephanie Van Kemp)

Christmas tree cutting event at Marion Creek Benchlands, BC (Photo by Stephanie Van Kemp)

Under the backdrop of the spectacular Purcell Mountains, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Canadian Rockies office hosted their first-ever Christmas tree cutting event on the Marion Creek Benchlands property in southeastern British...

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