Bulb fly and camas, Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Bulb fly and camas, Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

News Releases

  • NCC lands in BC closed to recreational access due to fire risk
    July 17, 2017

    Recreational access is being prohibited on all Nature Conservancy of Canada conservation lands in British Columbia in response to the extreme fire situation in the province.
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  • Pioneering legacy recognized in new conservation area
    July 17, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada announces the creation of a new conservation area in the Robson Valley area of British Columbia, which celebrates the memory of former resident and pioneer Anne Hicks.
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  • Conservation acquisition along the Okanagan River aims to reverse habitat loss in internationally important wetland area
    March 28, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the conservation of a 90-acre (36.4-hectare) wetland property in the heart of one of British Columbia’s best birding areas. Located along the Okanagan River in an expanse of wetland known as the Osoyoos Oxbows, the new conservation area is the latest addition to a complex of conservation lands that parallel Highway 97 between Osoyoos and Oliver.
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  • Wetland conservation in the Columbia Valley protects internationally significant habitat for migratory birds
    February 2, 2017

    In honour of World Wetlands Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is pleased to announce a new wetland conservation project in BC's Columbia Valley.
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  • Fifteen-year conservation initiative in remote West Chilcotin valley now complete
    November 29, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the completion of a multi-staged conservation initiative in BC’s West Chilcotin. Taking over 15 years to assemble, this project has protected over 2,700 acres (1,100 hectares) in the Tatlayoko Valley.
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  • Old-growth and estuaries: Nature Conservancy of Canada conserves prime habitat on BC's central coast
    September 15, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced the conservation of four parcels of private land on BC's central coast, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
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  • Grizzly bear, bighorn sheep and more to benefit from new conservation area in BC’s Columbia Valley
    April 20, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has acquired a 630-acre (255-hectare) private property near Edgewater, BC, that is part of a well-used wildlife corridor linking the Purcell and Rocky mountains.
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  • Gift of a Lifetime: Clayoquot Island Preserve donated to Nature Conservany of Canada
    February 29, 2016

    After first saving it from development 25 years ago, the owner of Clayoquot Island has donated the wild portion of the storied island to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to see it kept as a nature preserve in perpetuity.
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  • Conservation project protects grasslands on the Columbia Valley’s oldest working cattle ranch
    January 20, 2016

    A conservation-minded couple has partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect more than 11,000 acres (4,500 hectares) of grasslands on their Columbia Valley ranch.
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  • TD Forests contributes $50,000 to help protect pristine rainforest on BC’s central coast
    November 2, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s efforts to protect forests on BC’s central coast has received a $50,000 boost from the TD Forests program. The money will support the conservation of 50 acres (20 hectares) of pristine old-growth forest and estuary in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
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  • $1 million to preserve and protect BC conservation lands
    October 29, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Government of British Columbia have partnered to ensure the continued protection of several ecologically sensitive properties formerly owned by The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC).
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  • Stable future secured for 26 high-value conservation properties formerly owned by The Land Conservancy
    September 30, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to confirm it has acquired 26 ecologically significant conservation areas from The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC). This transfer of lands is part of the TLC’s plan to sell many of its properties in order to deal with its debt.
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  • Restoration efforts begin on Grace Islet sacred burial ground
    August 10, 2015

    Crews have started deconstruction on the partially built residence on Grace Islet, a culturally and ecologically significant island located in Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island. The Nature Conservancy of Canada in British Columbia made the announcement today in collaboration with partners to update the public and media.
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  • Earth Day feast of farmed & foraged foods a fundraiser for the Nature Conservancy of Canada
    March 31, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is inviting people to celebrate Earth Day by coming out to a special fundraising evening of fine food, cider and conversation at the Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in Saanichton.
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  • Sage and Sparrow Expansion
    March 26, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the addition of 320 acres (130 hectares) to the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area in the South Okanagan Similkameen. Now spanning 3,340 acres (1,350 hectares), this conservation area is a world class refuge for many rare and endangered grassland species.
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  • Historic grasslands conserved
    October 17, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners are pleased to announce the acquisition of 1,300 acres (525 hectares) of native grassland in BC’s Nicola Valley. The $3.4 million conservation project ensures this habitat will remain intact and undeveloped for migratory birds, rare grassland plants and larger mammals such as moose and mule deer.
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  • Conservation group to focus on iconic Canadian Nature
    October 1, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s National Board of Directors is meeting in Cranbrook over the next 3 days 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.
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  • Poet Place protected
    July 30, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is pleased to announce the conservation of Poet Place, a 470-acre (190-hectare) property in BC’s West Chilcotin region. Poet Place is one of only three private land holdings in the upper Klinaklini Valley – a pristine 34-kilometre stretch of one of this province’s wildest rivers.
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