My Wildlife World Cup matchup: Week 4

Week 4: karner blue versus West Virginia white

Week 4: karner blue versus West Virginia white

Week Four of the Wildlife World Cup features a new category: this week, the Karner blue battle the West Virginia white in the Butterfly Campaign. Check out our updated bracket below. Voting for both the Clash of the Replites (week three) and the...

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Conservation Volunteers promoting conservation values...with their taste buds!

Barney Reeves and Joan Holzmann enjoy lunch while overlooking Pine Ridge (Photo by NCC)

Barney Reeves and Joan Holzmann enjoy lunch while overlooking Pine Ridge (Photo by NCC)

In Alberta, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) volunteers join forces with the Conservation Volunteers team to do projects all over the province. When volunteers come, we are always sure to feed them well-deserved snacks. Until this year, we...

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My first CV event: Nexen Energy interns help remove weeds in the badlands

Nexen CV event, Horseshoe Canyon, AB (Photo by NCC)

Willing Nexen volunteers dig in to battle invasive absinth on the Horseshoe Canyon property, AB (Photo by NCC)

Less than a week into my internship with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I attended my first Conservation Volunteers (CV) event on June 5, 2014. The NCC team arrived early at the site, located on the Nodwell-Horseshoe Canyon property, to...

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How do you market nature? My internship with the philanthropy and marketing team

West Virginia white butterfly (Photo by Randy L. Emmitt)

West Virginia white butterfly (Photo by Randy L. Emmitt)

My experience as an intern in with the philanthropy and marketing department at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) far exceeded any expectations I had going in. Coming from a charity I had been working at for nearly three years in North Bay, a...

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Four months to change a career

Braydi Rice in Darkwoods, BC (Photo by NCC)

Braydi Rice helping deactivate roads in Darkwoods, BC (Photo by NCC)

I didn’t grow up in the city. I had the chance to grow up in what some would consider one of the most diverse places in Canada: the Rocky Mountains. I spent most of the summer as a child at the lake, a five-minute walk from my house. As a...

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A summer to remember: Looking back on my summer as a communications intern

Deep Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Deep Cove, Nova Scotia (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will always have a special place in my heart, especially after completing an editorial internship there during the summer of 2010. I learned many important skills during my time there that I still use on a...

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Who is training tomorrow’s conservation biologists? The gap between academic and applied conservation

NCC conservation intern monitoring plant communities (Photo by NCC)

NCC conservation intern monitoring plant communities (Photo by NCC)

As a small group of large black birds soared overhead on a warm summer day, I saw a look of confusion on my new field assistant’s face. I asked her if she was OK, and she commented: “That’s the third time I’ve seen those...

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