Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • Busenius Property, AB (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)
    NCC thanks the Government of Alberta for investing in nature

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is celebrating the Government of Alberta’s plan to conserve 4,000 km2 along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
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  • Black bear (Photo by Allison Haskell)
    The importance of being bear safe

    Bears in southern Alberta are not a rare sight. Therefore, it is important to understand them and stay safe if you see one while you're enjoying the great outdoors.
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  • Cattle drinking from water system (Photo by NCC)
    Hooves out of the water, please

    Riparian zones, which are areas along rivers, streams, wetlands or man-made dugouts, play a significant role in the health of plants and animals. They are also extremely sensitive to disturbance because the soil is often full of lush vegetation and saturated with water. Because of the high water content, the ground is susceptible to compaction or erosion, and the lush vegetation is favoured by wildlife and livestock for grazing.
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  • Richard DeSmet at Ghost Horse Hills (Photo by NCC)
    Ghost Horse Hills

    It's clear as I watch Vera and Richard carry their butterfly nets across their property, laughing and smiling as they interact with volunteers and staff alike, that this place is their home.
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  • Jackie Bastianon (Courtesy of Jackie Bastianon)
    The day we tried to keep up with a field intern

    Every summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hires a handful of conservation technicians, or interns, in each province. Each intern reports to a natural area manager (NAM), and over the summer their jobs entail helping out with monitoring and stewardship tasks on secured properties.
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  • Denise and Avery at a CV event (Photo by NCC)
    A bond formed in nature

    Avery attended her first CV event with her grandmother when she was only 18 months old. It was a butterfly catching event in Ghost Horse Hills and they have attended several every year since.
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