Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

What We Do

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s largest national land conservation organization. Since 1962, we have helped to protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) across the country.

Our conservation process has been fine-tuned over decades of on-the-ground work, and continues to evolve to meet our changing needs.

The conservation process
The Conservation Process

How do we decide where to work?
How do we prioritize where we work first?
Learn more about our conservation planning process and the science behind our work.

Warner Philip Conservation Area, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
Natural Areas Conservation Program

Learn more about our unique public-private partnership with the Government of Canada.

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
Forest Conservation

NCC works in a wide range of forests across the country, each with their own unique characteristics and needs.

NCC reptile and amphibian technician, Louis Gagnon, records data during field variations of species at risk habitat models (Photo by NCC)
Conservation Research

Find out about our research priorities, projects, partners, funding and other resources.

Brooks Point coastline trail (Photo by Adam Taylor)
Resources for Land Trusts

Land trusts and conservation organizations across Canada may be able to obtain financial support for their work in conserving ecologically sensitive land and improving best practices within their organization.

Spring peeper (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
Resource Centre

Learn more about some of the concepts and terms behind our work, discover some of the species whose habitat we aim to protect or download some of our conservation planning documents.



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