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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Picturing Canada's Rockies: A Q&A with photographer Paul Zizka

Paul Zizka (courtesy Paul Zizka)

Paul Zizka (courtesy Paul Zizka)

Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Alberta. Land Lines Managing Editor Christine Beevis Trickett recently chatted with him about photography and his connection to nature. CBT: How does your...

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Action vs inaction? A body in motion tends to stay in motion

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB  (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB (Photo by NCC)

The road to my undergraduate degree may not have been paved with popcorn, but I certainly watched my fair share of environmental documentaries along the way. Climate change, food security, fossil fuels, fisheries, oceans, chemicals, deforestation...

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My native species bring all the pollinators to the yard

Bee pollinating a cherry tree (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff, NCC staff)

Bee pollinating a cherry tree (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff, NCC staff)

Now that spring has finally made its way across Canada (in some places it was slower in arriving than others), gardening season is in full swing! With all of the choices present at our local nurseries and big box stores, it is easy to get carried...

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Thank you, Dad!

Craig and Carys Richards (Photo courtesy of Carys Richards)

Craig and Carys Richards sharing another common passion - hockey! (Photo courtesy of Carys Richards)

Having grown up in the Canadian Rockies, I spent a great deal of my childhood outdoors. From a young age, my parents instilled in me the appreciation for nature and the importance of taking the time to enjoy it in all capacities, which is why...

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The Maryland Biodiversity Project: Mobilizing community to build a better picture of local biodiversity

Wildlife photographer and naturalist Bill Hubick holds up an eastern ribbon snake (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

Wildlife photographer and naturalist Bill Hubick holds up an eastern ribbon snake (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

A few years ago, photographer Bill Hubick generously donated the use of his photos on www.bilhubick.com in Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) publications. Since then, his images have been shared in NCC print publications and web pages across the...

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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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Running for nature: Why I've joined the Conservation Krew for the Calgary Marathon

Running hare (Photo by Malene Thyssen, Wikimedia Commons)

Running hare (Photo by Malene Thyssen, Wikimedia Commons)

What’s the amount of training required for a five-kilometre run? Well, around the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Calgary office, the going joke is, “a good stretch before the run.” On June 1st, I’ll be taking part in...

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A day in the field with Brian Keating is always an adventure!

Staff hike at Bunchberry Meadows, AB (Photo by NCC)

Staff hike at Bunchberry Meadows, AB (Photo by NCC)

It was the kind of morning that was just mild enough for a brisk winter walk. Around 15 staff of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) Alberta Region had bundled up to get a glimpse of Bunchberry Meadows, the next big potential NCC...

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Running for nature: How marathon training and conservation are very much alike

Running shoes (Photo by Jean-Yves Couput, Wikimedia Commons)

Running shoes (Photo by Jean-Yves Couput, Wikimedia Commons)

I used to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. Then, at the age of 22, I was given an ultimatum involving kissing. At that point in my life it was the right motivation — more compelling than any arguments about heart health or cancer risk. I...

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