Riverbank roots, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Riverbank roots, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

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  • Anne Hicks Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
    Anne Hicks Conservation Area

    Running alongside Swift Creek, this rich, riverside forest ecosystem in east-central BC honours the legacy of homesteader Anne Hicks.
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  • Campbell River Estuary, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Campbell River Estuary

    Once an industrial mud pit, the Campbell River Estuary has undergone a dramatic transformation back into an area of rich diversity and beauty.
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  • Douglas-fir tree, Chase Woods, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Chase Woods Nature Preserve

    Harbouring an intact example of the old-growth coastal Douglas-fir forests that once dominated southeastern Vancouver Island, Chase Woods is an important remnant of an ecosystem that has been significantly impacted by the expanding human footprint on coastal British Columbia.
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  • Carol, Walter and Canela Latter at Cherry Meadows (Photo courtesy the Latters)
    Cherry Meadows

    This charming East Kootenay property was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada by Carol and Walter Latter.
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  • Ferns emerging on Clayoquot Island Preserve. (Photo by NCC)
    Clayoquot Island Preserve

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada added Clayoquot Island to its conservation portfolio in 2015 when the island’s owner, Susan Bloom, donated the wild portion of the island to see it kept as a nature preserve for the long term.
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  • Martina Shovar dances at the celebration for Columbia Lake-Lot 48 (Photo by Cole Lord May)
    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.
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  • Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve flowers, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

    The Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve is one of the last and best havens of the globally endangered Garry oak ecosystem.
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  • Ogilvie sunset on forest, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Daphne Ogilvie Nature Sanctuary

    Located in the lush grasslands of the southern Cariboo plateau, the Daphne Ogilvie Nature Sanctuary has long been celebrated by birders and other naturalists.
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  • Alpine Lake on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

    The lush valleys, rugged peaks, tumbling creeks and deep lakes of British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains are both astoundingly beautiful and ecologically important.
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  • Dutch Creek Hoodoos (Photo by Steve Ogle)
    Dutch Creek Hoodoos Conservation Area

    The towering natural rock formations stand as a landmark feature of the Columbia Valley.
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  • The Wigwam River on Mt. Broadwood, in the Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area. (Photo by Lyle Grisdale)
    Elk Valley Heritage Conservation Area

    The Elk Valley is a critically important wildlife corridor that accommodates the north-south movement of wide-ranging carnivores, particularly grizzly bear, wolf, wolverine and lynx.
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  • Flathead River, BC
    Flathead River Valley

    Straddling the BC-Montana border in the western shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the Flathead River Valley is one of North America's most spectacular wilderness areas.
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  • Talking Mountain Ranch, BC (Photo courtesy TLC)
    Fraser West

    The Fraser West Natural Area is a landscape that spans mountains, broad valleys, ridges, numerous lakes and rivers, and dips into the Fraser Canyon.
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  • Northern leopard frog (Photo by Barb Houston)
    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.
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  • Green grassland, Frolek, British Columbia (Photo by NCC)
    Frolek Ranch covenants

    The Frolek Ranch contains some of the most intact grasslands in the Thompson-Nicola Valley.
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  • Grace Islet (Photo by Phil Vernon)
    Grace Islet

    Grace Islet is an ecological and culturally significant islet in the Southern Gulf Islands.
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  • Gullchucks estuary from the air (Photo by NCC)
    Gullchucks Estuary

    The Gullchucks Estuary brings together huge stands of old-growth coastal rainforest, a wild salmon-bearing river, and a floodplain and estuary that provides a home for hundreds of coastal species.
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  • Dalton's Hideaway in the Klinaklini Valley, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Klinaklini Valley

    The Klinaklini Valley was carved into being by one of British Columbia's wildest rivers.Today it remains a wild space, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada is helping it stay that way.
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  • Koeye Watershed from the air
    Koeye Estuary

    The Koeye River estuary has been identified by scientists as one of the most outstanding estuaries in British Columbia and is listed as a Protected Area under the Great Bear Rainforest agreement.
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  • NCC's BC regional staff at Kumdis River Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
    Kumdis Estuary

    The Kumdis River Conservation Area features critical waterfowl habitat and a top-ranking wetland. As well, the Kumdis River is the second largest salmon spawning river in the Haida Gwaii archipelago, and supports a unique wild salmon population.
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  • Riding through the Lac du Bois Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
    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.
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  • Photographing the meadows at Lohbrunner Woods, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Lohbrunner Woods Nature Preserve

    Lohbrunner Woods is a 25-acre (10-hectare) nature preserve that protects a maturing second-growth coastal Douglas-fir forest and its wildlife residents.
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  • Bighorn sheep on Luxor Linkage (Photo by Bonnie-Lou Ferris)
    Luxor Linkage Conservation Area

    This spectacular property in the East Kootenay spans forest, grassland and wetland habitats, and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, elk and grizzly bear.
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  • Wetlands in the Marion Creek Benchlands, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Marion Creek Benchlands

    Wedged between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Range in south eastern BC, the Rocky Mountain Trench is a flat-bottomed valley carved into existence by the Columbia River.
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  • The view of the Elk River from Morrissey Meadows Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
    Morrissey Meadows Conservation Area

    Situated within an identified regional wildlife corridor, Morrissey Meadows Conservation Area and its wetland, streamside and woodland habitats are an important addition to the Elk Valley's conservation landscape.
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  • Napier Lake Ranch (Photo by Tim Ennis / NCC)
    Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area

    Located just south of Kamloops, the Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area protects a vast swath of vibrant native grasslands.
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  • Balsamroot, Pine Butte Ranch, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Pine Butte Ranch

    An active cattle ranch located near Cranbrook in the East Kootenay, Pine Butte Ranch is celebrated for the exemplary health and productivity of both its cattle and its grasslands.
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  • Sagebrush cliffs, Rattlesnake Bluffs, British Columbia (Photo by Richard Doucette)
    Rattlesnake Bluffs

    At first glance, the steep cliffs and dusty rugged slopes of Rattlesnake Bluffs may not look all that hospitable.
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  • A grizzly and her cubs on the beach at Rivers Inlet, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Rivers Inlet Conservation Lands

    Located on the Central Coast, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, Rivers Inlet is a rich landscape of forest, ocean and First Nations culture.
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  • Ryan River, BC (Photo by NCC)
    Ryan River

    The Ryan River property sits on the floodplain of the river from where it takes its name. Located in the Pemberton Valley, this land is home to grizzly bears, salmon and an abundance of bird species.
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  • Grasshopper sparrow (Photo by Jerry Oldnettel)
    Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area

    This sprawling conservation area near Osoyoos protects some of the most ecologically significant grasslands of the South Okanagan Similkameen.
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  • SRL-K2 Ranch Conservation Project (Photo by NCC)
    SRL-K2 Ranch Conservation Project

    A conservation agreement now protects more than 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres) of this historic East Kootenay ranch.
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  • Tatlayoko Lake Vista, BC (Photo by Sally Mueller)
    Tatlayoko Valley

    This stunning valley in BC's West Chilcotin is a critical link between the rainforests of the Pacific Coast and the dry, desert-like conditions of the Central Interior.
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  • Chinook Ranch, Alberta (Photo by NCC)
    The Canadian Rockies

    Alberta and British Columbia working together for conservation in the Canadian Rockies.
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  • Brian Mckersie, Thunder Hill Ranch, British Columbia (Photo courtesy of Brian Mckersie)
    Thunder Hill Ranch

    Located in the ecologically important Columbia Valley, Thunder Hill Ranch contains many of the key natural features that make this area such a hotspot for conservation activity.
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  • Grizzly cub with salmon, Bella Coola, BC (Photo by Mick Thompson)
    Tidal Flats

    This estuary in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest provides essential habitat for salmon, grizzly bear, migratory birds and many other iconic BC wildlife species.
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  • Warner Philip, British Columbia (Photo courtesy of Connie Philip)
    Warner Philip Conservation Area

    South of Kamloops in the rolling native grasslands of the Nicola Valley lies a well-tended expanse of low-lying prairie and woodland-capped hills.
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