Forest Conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works in a wide range of forests across the country, each with their own unique characteristics and needs. Since 1962, NCC has helped protect 696,840 acres (282,000 hectares) of forested habitat across Canada. That's an area larger than the combined areas of Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

Since 2012 NCC, with help from TD Bank Group under the TD Forests program, has conserved forested habitats in seven of eight forest regions — a total of more than 40,000 acres (16,000 hectares) in 25 projects across Canada.

Click on the map below to learn more about each featured project and NCC’s conservation work.

Canada’s forests are special places of irreplaceable beauty and significant biodiversity. They are an important part of every Canadian’s life. Forests purify water, regulate and cool climate, absorb atmospheric carbon-dioxide, produce oxygen and provide habitat and shelter for a myriad of species. In fact, more than half of Canada is forested and we have close to 10 per cent of the world’s forests. We have a responsibility to protect them.


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