Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • Edward, Melissa and Linda Bracken collect seeds at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Todd Carnahan)
    Nature is all in the family!

    A Vancouver Island family that shares a love of nature become Conservation Volunteers.
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  • Migrant captive bred burrowing owl keeps an eye on burrow dig volunteers on NCC lands in the Kilpoola Grasslands of the South Okanagan, BC (Photo by Dianne Bersea)
    Digging deep for burrowing owls

    This fall, dozens of volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC to dig 22 new burrows on the Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area, south of Kamloops, British Columbia.
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  • Tatlayoko wilderness, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    A story of good and weevils

    These insects were introduced to the Tatlayoko Valley in 2008 to control an invasive plant. Against expectations, the weevil population is thriving, helping to protect the region’s biodiversity.
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  • Malaise trap (Photo courtesy Jordann Foster)
    Lac du Bois hosts grassland research project

    For decades, cows have roamed the grasslands of Lac du Bois. Over the next two years, that history will play an important part in a project with globally significant results.
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  • Adrian Leslie with the Google Trekker (Photo by NCC)
    Trekking on Darkwoods

    Google Trekker visited Darkwoods Conservation Area, the second stop on a cross-country tour of NCC sites. The device gathers 360-degree images that Google will stitch together to create a virtual hike.
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  • Camas flowers in bloom (Photo by NCC)
    A decade in bloom

    This year's In Bloom Wildflower Festival brought in the biggest crowd yet. Even the sun showed up.
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