Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Conservation 101

  • 10 ways to get your garden ready for fall

    Have you felt it yet? That first chill in the air that whispers of the coming of fall? It’s a sure bet autumn is just around the corner, and it's a great time to start planning and preparing your garden for fall, and eventually a Canadian winter.

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  • 10 ways to get your garden ready for spring

    Although the weather across the country is slowly warming, most plants are still dormant. That makes it a great time to start planning and preparing your garden for spring.

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  • 10 ways to get your garden ready for summer

    Our tips for maintaining your garden now that spring is in full swing.

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  • 10 ways to get your garden ready for winter

    Ensure your garden's ready for the cold, ice and snow of a Canadian winter with these tips.

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  • Alvars 101

    Alvars are naturally open habitats with either a thin covering of soil or no soil over a base of limestone or dolostone. Their unique geologic and physical characteristics set the stage for natural communities that simply cannot exist elsewhere.

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  • Baseline inventories 101

    Shortly after the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) acquires a new property, staff need to complete a baseline inventory. This gives NCC a snapshot of the land, species and ecosystems present upon it at the time of purchase.

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  • Biodiversity 101

    Simply put, biodiversity is the variety of plants and animals in the world, or in a particular area. If the earth's living systems are to remain strong and healthy, those systems must have a high level of biodiversity - our well-being depends on it.

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  • Common species 101

    We often hear a lot about rare, endangered or disappearing species — species that are in need of swift action to save them. There is no doubt that they are important to talk about. How else do we raise awareness about the last populations of plants and animals that we could lose forever?

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  • Field journals in conservation 101

    Field journals are used to take notes about a specific species, habitat or environment. These notes are used as a documentation for scientists to reference when evaluating an area of conservation.

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  • Freshwater 101

    The diversity of freshwater organisms across Canada is a reflection of the diversity of the river and lake ecosystems that are found across the country. Yet surprisingly, there exists no established freshwater ecosystem classification.

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