British Columbia

Please note: In response to the extreme fire situation in British Columbia, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is suspending public recreational access to all its lands in the province.

NCC's first project in British Columbia was 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 protect almost 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) 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

Banded burrowing owls (Photo by Dianne Bersea)

Banded burrowing owls (Photo by Dianne Bersea)

Banding together

NCC staff join the Burrowing Owl Conservation of BC for a unique opportunity to witness the banding of baby burrowing owls. Continue Reading »

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

Caught on camera

What does wildlife do when we're not there? NCC's wildlife cams share the moments we don't get to witness in person. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Ancient cottonwoods, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Getting lost in the cottonwoods

August 7, 2017

As far as trees go, cottonwoods are not long-lived. While an oak might live for a few centuries, cottonwoods (and their kin — poplars and aspens) don’t fare as well. Fast-growing and quick to establish, 60 to 80 years is a long life... Continue Reading »

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