Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • Spider Island RCAF camp (Photo courtesy Archives Canada)
    Conservation and military history mingle on Spider Island

    In addition to its natural features, and its importance as part of the traditional territory of the Heiltsuk Nation, Spider Island also carries with it a unique history as a former World War II radar station.
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  • A prescribed burn in 2010 (Photo by NCC)
    Reflecting on the BC wildfires of 2017

    This summer we have been witness to the terrible power of wildfires. Hillary Page, NCC's director of science and stewardship in BC, reflects on the challenging, and changing, nature of wildfires in BC.
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  • Banded burrowing owls (Photo by Dianne Bersea)
    Banding together

    NCC staff join the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC for a unique opportunity to witness the banding of baby burrowing owls.
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  • 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.
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  • American badger (Photo by Max Allen/Shutterstock)
    Conserve it and they will come

    A birding tour at Columbia Lake-Lot 48 is interrupted by a welcome surprise.
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  • Dick Loomer hosted volunteers at his home to plant trees for Swishwash Island. (Photo by NCC)
    Remembering the Steward of Swishwash Island

    Dick Loomer was — and will always be — the Steward of Swishwash Island.
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