How time flies: Looking back on my quindecennial with NCC

Doug Bliss, Atlantic regional director, Canadian Wildlife Service, Linda Stephenson, Atlantic regional vice president, NCC and Charles Duncan, director of WHSRN executive office unveil commemorative print of semipalmated sandpipers by artist Robert Lyon (Photo by NCC)

Doug Bliss, Atlantic regional director, Canadian Wildlife Service, Linda Stephenson, Atlantic regional vice president, NCC and Charles Duncan, director of WHSRN executive office unveil commemorative print of semipalmated sandpipers by artist Robert Lyon (Photo by NCC)

They say “time flies when you are having fun.” Guess that explains why the past decade and a half seem to have gone by at warp speed. You can break it down to be 5,475 days, or 780 weeks or 180 months, but any way you slice it, this is...

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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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Se joindre au cercle des Phénix

Nathalie Zinger, NCC's Regional Vice-President in QC & Yves-François Blanchet, minister of Sustainable Development, Envrionment, Wildlife and Parks (Photo Gilles Fréchette)

Nathalie Zinger, NCC's Regional Vice-President in QC & Yves-François Blanchet, minister of Sustainable Development, Envrionment, Wildlife and Parks (Photo Gilles Fréchette)

[Editorial note: Nathalie Zinger, regional vice-president for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Quebec, was recognized for her contributions to conservation by receiving the prestigious prix des Phénix de l'environnement on...

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Thanks for the memories: Reflecting on a career in conservation almost four decades in the making

Riding horses at Old Man on His Back Ranch (Phto by Bob Santo)

Riding horses at Old Man on His Back Ranch (Phto by Bob Santo)

There are some moments in life that are remembered by their sights, sounds and smells. For me, one of the most memorable moments in my 10-year career at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is defined by the sound of dozens of hoofs drumming the...

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There, and back again: Why I left NCC, and then came back

Port Joli, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Port Joli, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

There is a framed drawing of a turtle that hangs on the wall in my office. Beneath its crusty shell is written: “Turtles are a symbol of self-nurturance and encouragement. They remind us that despite our busy schedules, we don’t need...

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