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 100 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.
A graceful resolution
NCC joins forces with the BC Government and First Nations to protect Grace Islet
The 104 Club
The BC Region loses its 2 oldest supporters with the passing of Al Carder and David Chase, both at 104 years of age.
Hundreds of hands help at-risk ecosystems
Conservation Volunteers came out in record numbers in 2014 in British Columbia
Looking back on a great year!
2014 marks our 40th year of working in British Columbia to protect this province's incredible natural heritage. Here we share some of the great successes of the past year, and give a hint of what's to come in 2015.
A special event in Victoria
An evening of music and short talks exploring the wonder an nature of the Pacific coast.
A meeting of minds in Cranbrook
In October, NCC’s National Board of Directors gathered in Cranbrook to chart a strong course forward in the organization’s efforts to protect habitat for at least a quarter of Canada’s species at risk.
A day of discovery on Haida Gwaii
A group of local youngsters from Haida Gwaii spend a day exploring their local flora and fauna, and are graced with a visit from three rare sandhill cranes.
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.
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
Napier Lake Ranch
A really cool place
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.
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