Close ties to history at Crabbes River

The Last Spike (Photo by Library and Archives Canada, Wikimedia Commons)

The Last Spike (Photo by Library and Archives Canada, Wikimedia Commons)

When compared to the railcars that move across Canada daily, the Newfoundland Railway had a brief history, operating for just over 100 years. Moving freight and passengers across a largely unpopulated land, the railway linked remote Newfoundland...

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Betty Henderson and The Elsa Wild Animal Appeal of Canada

Judith Eger, Jack Bateman and Robert Hester of the ELSA Wild Canada Appeal (Photo by NCC)

Judith Eger, Jack Bateman and Robert Hester of the ELSA Wild Canada Appeal (Photo by NCC)

This fall, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) unveiled a commemorative sign honouring Doreen Elizabeth (Betty) Henderson’s contributions to conservation in Canada. The sign was erected in NCC’s Norfolk Forests and Long Point...

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A personal prairie legacy: The Tim K. Hodgson Prairie Stewardship Challenge Fund

Tim Hodgson at Horseshoe Dam (Photo courtesy of Tim Hodgson)

Tim Hodgson at Horseshoe Dam (Photo courtesy of Tim Hodgson)

Caring for land is personal. Over 10 years ago, I realized native wildlife habitat conservation was the most meaningful thing to which I could contribute my energy, expertise and time. It was 2003, and I was re-evaluating what I was achieving in...

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A conservation overture: Finding music in nature

Paul Bezooyen (Photo by Garland Colson)

Paul Bezooyen (Photo by Garland Colson)

For folk songwriter and performing artist Paul Bezooyen, nature demonstrates balance, harmony and the inter-relatedness of everything. Nothing is more or less important than another thing. Nature doesn’t "try to be"... it just "is." He...

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Clarence Smith's giving nature

Clarence Smith (Photo courtesy of the Smith family)

Clarence Smith (Photo courtesy of the Smith family)

The deerfly and mosquito whirl was unrelenting under 90 degrees of humidity. I was walking with two land appraisers deep into the Minesing Wetlands. We were wading through waist-high ostrich ferns through a cedar swamp, searching for the...

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My day in the field with Barb and Thomas

Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area, BC (Photo by NCC)

Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area, BC (Photo by NCC)

On that crisp, sunny autumn day, Barb Pryce and I were on a mission. The trembling aspen leaves had turned golden since I had last visited the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) 3,120-acre (1,262-hectare) Sage and Sparrow Conservation...

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