We live on a green planet: An interview with Brian Keating (Part One)

Brian Keating, Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Brian Keating)

Brian Keating, Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Brian Keating)

This is part one of a two-part interview with Brian Keating, who has dedicated his life to promoting a conservation ethic and raising awareness about the natural world. He has travelled the world in search of great nature stories, and used his...

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Communications from the coast: Three days of travel as a student videographer

Getting a close up of the old-growth forest at the Gullchucks Estuary conservation area (Photo by NCC)

Getting a close up of the old-growth forest at the Gullchucks Estuary conservation area (Photo by NCC)

From May to August of this year, I worked in Victoria as the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) communications intern in British Columbia. I’m a writing student at the University of Victoria, and film is one of my areas of...

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Four surprising things I learned during my time at NCC

All smiles while posing in front of the picturesque prairies (Photo by NCC)

All smiles while posing in front of the picturesque prairies (Photo by NCC)

As my nine-week internship with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) drew to a close at the end of August, my supervisor kindly sent out a lunch invite to all my colleagues inviting them to celebrate my last day. While this thoughtful gesture is...

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Forestry girl in a grand communications world

Capping fence posts with tin cans to increase visibility for sage grouse at Old Man on His Back, SK (Photo by Mark Taylor)

Capping fence posts with tin cans to increase visibility for sage grouse at Old Man on His Back, SK (Photo by Mark Taylor)

If you told me six months ago that my second UBC forestry co-op work term would be with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) working as the national communications intern, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Fast-forward nine weeks, and...

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The great staycation

From left to right: Carys Richards, Kate Williams, Zoë Arnold, and Kailey Setter at “Trees for Bees 2” in June 2016. It’s so sweet to “bee” a part of this crew! (Photo by NCC)

From left to right: Carys Richards, Kate Williams, Zoë Arnold, and Kailey Setter at “Trees for Bees 2” in June 2016. It’s so sweet to “bee” a part of this crew! (Photo by NCC)

Why migrate only to return home? Monarch butterflies find the same oyamel evergreens in Mexico each winter, and I unfailingly return to Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as a Conservation Volunteer (CV). This summer is different however, because...

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10 things you need to survive as a NCC intern

One of the best things about field work is having an amazing crew (Photo by NCC)

One of the best things about field work is having an amazing crew (Photo by NCC)

Working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as a conservation intern is a dream come true. Growing up in England, my passion for the environment was fueled by exploring the woodlands around my home and trying to learn as much as possible...

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A Maritimer celebrating 15 years at NCC – in Alberta

Waterton Springs interpretive trail (Photo by NCC)

Waterton Springs interpretive trail (Photo by NCC)

This year I celebrated 15 years of working for the Atlantic Region of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). To mark the occasion, I visited a completely different NCC Region: Alberta. Ah, the mountains! Seeing the difference in landscape, land...

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Looking back at my time with NCC

Interns help out on the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)

Interns help out on the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by NCC)

I started working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as a stewardship intern in 2008. After a great summer exploring NCC conservation areas across BC, I returned to the University of Victoria to continue my geography degree. The next...

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Learning to listen to the land

The band in action with our throat-singing friends Lynda Brown and Heidi Langille (Photo by Dan Roy)

The band in action with our throat-singing friends Lynda Brown and Heidi Langille (Photo by Dan Roy)

What does “tracing one warm line” mean to you? You may recognize the phrase from the classic Canadian folk song, Stan Rogers’ “Northwest Passage.” It describes a journey into a mythological northern homeland that we...

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8 for 8: Celebrating International Women's Day at NCC

Prairie rose (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Prairie rose (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2016, I asked biologist Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair to answer eight questions about her work at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), along with what led her to her current role as...

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