The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in British Columbia was the 1974 acquisition of Mud Bay, a vibrant intertidal property in Vancouver's Boundary Bay. Since then we have completed more than 80 projects that protect more than 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) of this province's most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the BC Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward British Columbia's natural heritage.
Field shots: summer 2014
Our conservation interns share images and stories from their summer in the field.
A week in Wuikinuxv
Follow conservation intern Julia Daly's adventures in remote Rivers Inlet, on BC's central coast.
How I spent my summer solstice
When Nancy Newhouse spent the day with a research team hoping to fit radio collars onto grizzly bears on Darkwoods, she reassured herself that the chances of a bear being caught were highly unlikely.
The story of Napier Lake Ranch
Shortly after Agnes and Roy Jackson purchased the century-old Napier Lake Ranch in 1974, a neighbour said to them: “Always leave the land in better shape than when you found it.” It was a piece of advice they have worked for forty years to follow.
The best summer job in the world!
A dynamic crew of conservation interns have joined NCC's BC Region for the summer to get their hands dirty out in the field, and put their hard-earned book learning to the test!
In Bloom Wildflower Festival
Come and experience the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve at the height of its beauty at this family friendly nature festival.
From Restoring to Rewilding
Special Conservation Speakers Event: Join author and guest curator J.B. MacKinnon at the Museum of Vancouver for a special talk that explores nature as it was, is and could be.
Brush With Nature
Join us on April 2 to learn more about Napier Lake Ranch and how you can help protect this incredible grassland property.
On the tracks of a real-life X-Man
What do we really know about wolverines? Not a lot, but biologist Doris Hausleitner is working hard to change that.
Conservation across borders
An enthusiastic crew of Canadians and Mozambiquans came together for two months to help tend the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve. They had the time of their lives!
West Coast Program
NCC's work on the west coast aims to protect one of the most productive and biologically diverse regions on the planet.
BC's grasslands are an open oasis in the midst of a province typified by forest, mountain and coastline.
Canadian Rockies Program Brochure
Canadian Rockies Program Brochure, 2013
Southern Interior Program Brochure
Southern Interior Program Brochure, 2013
Frog Bear Conservation Corridor
Named after two of the species that will most benefit from its protection, our Frog Bear Conservation Area builds connectivity and safeguards wetland habitat in the Creston Valley.
Tatlayoko Lake Ranch
The Tatlayoko Valley is a spectacular natural area in BC's southern Chilcotin area. Our conservation work in this valley is anchored by the 939-acre (380-hectare) Tatlayoko Lake Ranch.
Napier Lake Ranch
A really cool place
This charming East Kootenay property was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada by Carol and Walter Latter.
Frolek Ranch covenants
The Frolek Ranch contains some of the most intact grasslands in the Thompson-Nicola Valley.
Lac du Bois Conservation Area
Located just outside Kamloops, the Lac du Bois Conservation Area conserves the area`s iconic rolling grasslands and dry, open forests.
Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area
This sprawling conservation area near Osoyoos protects some of the most ecologically significant grasslands of the South Okanagan Similkameen.
Columbia Lake - Lot 48
After decades of effort to conserve the last remaining unprotected property on the east shore of Columbia Lake, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and our partners succeeded in purchasing this ecologically and culturally important property.
At first glance, the steep cliffs and dusty rugged slopes of Rattlesnake Bluffs may not look all that hospitable.
The lush valleys, rugged peaks, tumbling creeks, and deep lakes of British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains are both astoundingly beautiful and ecologically important.
Baby burrowing owl on Sage and Sparrow (Photo by Evanne Barrett)
Wood lilies (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
Volunteers battle gorse and Scotch broom, James Island, BC (Photo by NCC)
Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve
Brittle prickly-pear cactus
Sparrow Grasslands, BC (Photo by NCC)
Elk (Photo by Twildlife-Dreamstime.com)
Female common merganser (Photo by Brent Wellander)
Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory, BC
Frolek Ranch, Kamloops, BC
Swishwash Island, BC