Conserving Canada's natural capital

Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)

Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)

It might be hard to imagine that there's a close connection between my job as an economist at TD and my passion for the great outdoors — camping, hiking and canoeing being among my favourite pursuits. But there is. Over the past two years,...

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Lending nature a hand

Northern leopard frog (Photo by NCC)

Northern leopard frog (Photo by NCC)

If you are a nature lover like myself, you may be interested in participating in one of the many yearly activities organized by the Quebec branch of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The activities are open to all — you do not need a...

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Update: Four-toed salamander discovery on NCC property in Quebec

Four-toed salamander (Photo by Brian Gratwicke)

Four-toed salamander (Photo by Brian Gratwicke)

Last year, I wrote about the discovery of four-toed salamanders on one of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) properties during a team retreat. Since then, great efforts have been made to learn more about the wetlands on the property that...

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Clarenceville Bog BioBlitz

Clarenceville bog BioBlitz (Photo by NCC)

Clarenceville bog BioBlitz (Photo by NCC)

When people asked what I was doing over the weekend, and I replied “Going to a bog,” the reactions ranged from puzzled faces to outright laughter. In the acoustic sense, the word “bog” isn’t particularly charming. And...

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Le petit polatouche : mon animal canadien favori

Southern flying squirrel (Photo by Judy Frederick)

Southern flying squirrel (Photo by Judy Frederick)

Le petit polatouche est un mammifère nocturne, vivant au Québec et en Ontario, principalement autour des grands lacs. Petit rongeur semblable à l’écureuil, il est très à l’aise dans les arbres...

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La tortue mouchetée: mon animal canadien favori

Blandings turtle (Photo by NCC)

Pour ma part, c’est la tortue mouchetée qui a ravi mon cœur! Par la forme de son bec cornu et son cou jaune vif très apparent, cette espèce de tortue semble afficher un sourire en permanence. Hormis ce...

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La tortue musquée : mon animal canadien favori

Stinkpot turtle (Photo by Ontley, Wikimedia Commons)

Stinkpot turtle (Photo by Ontley, Wikimedia Commons)

Mon animal canadien favori est une des premières espèces en péril avec laquelle j’ai eu la chance de travailler en chair et en os : la tortue musquée! Mon intérêt pour cette petite tortue nocturne a...

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Découverte d'une salamandre à quatre orteils sur une propriété nouvelle de CNC

Salamandre à quatre orteils (photo de Brian Gratwicke)

Salamandre à quatre orteils (photo de Brian Gratwicke)

Lors de la retraite d’équipe du Québec du 6 juin par un des sous-groupes formé de Joel Bonin, Julien Poisson, Carine Deland, Caroline Tanguay, Lucie Veillette, Marie-Andrée Tougas-Tellier et Gabrielle...

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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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