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UFO sightings in BC? No, just getting a different vantage point on the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area

Hexacopter (Photo by NCC)

Hexacopter (Photo by NCC)

In the video, the camera seems to fly over two Nature Conservancy (NCC) staff as they walk along a cliff-side. You might wonder: how did they make that camera fly and take such great shots? Recently, the BC Region arranged for a short video to be...

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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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Seeing the connections: A systems approach to conservation

Spiderweb (Photo by Josef F Stuefer, Wikimedia Commons)

Spiderweb (Photo by Josef F Stuefer, Wikimedia Commons)

In order to protect something, you must understand it first. For anyone who wants to protect nature, it is important to understand all the components that make up the environment, and see the connections between them. This is where systems...

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Impressions of a preserve

BC Garry Oak (Photo by Tim Ennis NCC)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC's) Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve personifies old. The gnarled Garry oak trees stand staunchly in a fading fall meadow, resolute in their sense of place. A 120-year-old farmhouse sits among the oaks like...

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