British Columbia

NCC's first project in British Columbia was to help with the acquisition of Mud Bay in 1974 — a vibrant intertidal property in Vancouver's Boundary Bay. Since then, we have completed more than 100 projects that more than 820,611 hectares (2,027,774 acres acres) of the 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.

Stories from the Field

Kootenay River Ranch ecosystem restoration project (Photo by NCC)

Kootenay River Ranch ecosystem restoration project (Photo by NCC)

Restoring open forests and grasslands in the East Kootenay

Winter is an important time for tending to forest management on NCC’s conservation land in the East Kootenay. This is when we get busy with thinning the trees that are encroaching on the open forest and grassland ecosystems that have naturally occurred here for thousands of years. Continue Reading »

Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)

Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)

Managing invasives in the South Okanagan

What does it mean to steward a conservation area? Can’t nature take care of itself, if we just keep out of its way? Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Forested wetlands in summer (Photo by Mary Gartshore)

Forested wetlands in summer (Photo by Mary Gartshore)

Getting wetland conservation right will help solve many issues

February 2, 2020

Earlier this winter I watched as a record amount of January rain filled the swamp at the back of our property outside of Guelph Ontario. With the ground still locked in a hard freeze, there weren’t a lot of places to hold this deluge. This... Continue Reading »

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