Together, we are a force for nature!

John Lounds, NCC president and CEO and A Force for Nature campaign leaders John Risley and Paul Desmarais Jr. (photo by NCC)

John Lounds, NCC president and CEO and A Force for Nature campaign leaders John Risley and Paul Desmarais Jr. (photo by NCC)

A few years ago, we set out on our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date in the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) history. We dared to dream big: to believe that together with our partners, supporters, governments and landowners across the country, we could successfully raise $500 million for the conservation of 500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of habitat across the country.

It was undoubtedly an ambitious goal, but our history had shown that when we dreamed big, we could achieve the unimaginable.

We did it!

As we look forward to celebrating Canada Day, NCC is proud to announce the successful completion of our most ambitious campaign to date. A Force for Nature raised more than $500 million and protected 752,000 acres (300,000 hectares) of at-risk natural habitat across Canada, home to more than 145 species at risk. 

Working together for conservation

We could not have done it alone. Thank you to our donors, partners, campaign leaders and board members for their tireless support. We celebrate our campaign success because of you.

Learn more about our campaign team >

Celebrating successes from coast to coast

From BC to Newfoundland, NCC staff worked hand in hand with our supporters to ensure that we met our campaign goals. Across the country, we celebrated the following campaign accomplishments (click on the image below to open the slideshow; story continues below):

  • Darkwoods, BC (Photo by MA Beaucher)
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    Darkwoods, BC (Photo by MA Beaucher)
  • OH Ranch, AB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
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    OH Ranch, AB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
  • Maymont complex, SK (Photo by Don and Karol Dabbs)
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    Maymont complex, SK (Photo by Don and Karol Dabbs)
  • Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol and Don Dabbs)
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    Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol and Don Dabbs)
  • Cockburn Island, ON (Photo by NCC)
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    Cockburn Island, ON (Photo by NCC)
  • Green Mountains Nature Reserve, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaine)
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    Green Mountains Nature Reserve, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaine)
  • Baie Verte, NB (Photo by NCC)
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    Baie Verte, NB (Photo by NCC)
  • Bayers Island, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
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    Bayers Island, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
  • Governor’s Island, PEI (Photo by NCC)
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    Governor’s Island, PEI (Photo by NCC)
  • Grassy Place, NL (Photo by Danielle Fequest)
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    Grassy Place, NL (Photo by Danielle Fequest)

 

The work is not done!

While we celebrate the successes of this campaign, we are already looking ahead to the future. We encourage you to stay involved as we start to think about the conservation legacy we want to create for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

5 comments

  • WebAdmin July 15, 2014 - 6:04
    Hello Thank you for your interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and our work near Pigeon Lake. This area is a priority for us. The water quality of the lake has been an issue in recent years, and we do continue to work in the area to help deter this problem. To date we have two conservation projects in the area totalling over 210 acres. We also have another conservation project a few kilometres away that has an inlet water source for the lake. Numerous other environmental groups including Alberta Fish and Game and Alberta Sport and Recreation also have conserved land in the area. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a non-profit organization that works to conserve land nationwide. We have conserved high priority areas across Alberta. Pigeon Lake is a highly sought after recreation area, and as a result the cost of land is very high. We hope to secure more projects in the future to further protect Pigeon Lake, but funding is an issue as we work with limited resources.

  • Anonymous June 30, 2014 - 12:33
    My name is Benjamin Lewis. My family has a lake house at Pigeon Lake Alberta since 1947. The water quality of the lake has taken a nose dive in the past ten years. Now developers want to develop Watermere on the NW side which is bad for the lake. Please contact me regarding the preservation process for Pigeon Lake.

  • GreenWolf October 03, 2013 - 9:07
    Thank you for the incredible work you do.

  • ABDALLAH September 23, 2013 - 11:20
    merci bps pour tous vos travaille avec la nature et vos protège des tous objets et animeaux qui vivent au foret je ss libre de vs aidez avec mes experiences .

  • Anonymous July 15, 2013 - 11:03
    We do own 160 acres of relatively untouched wilderness

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