Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • Glendale grizzlies, British Columbia (Photo by Klaus Gretzmacher)
    Independent science underlies Great Bear Rainforest deal

    In celebration of the recent agreement to protect 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest, we look back on the incredible efforts by NCC scientists and other experts to produce the independent scientific analyses that laid the foundation for this ground-breaking agreement.
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  • Northern saw-whet owl at TLBO (Photo by NCC)
    Night sounds

    Sometimes a search is a success, even if you don’t find what you are looking for.
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  • Juvenile burrowing owls (Photo by Lauren Meads)
    Breeding burrowers

    Standing at under a foot tall, with a wingspan of just 24 inches and long legs holding up a feathery, football-shaped body not much bigger than a beer can, the burrowing owl is a grasslands raptor whose curious habits (and piercing yellow eyes) make it an endearing, but perplexing, species.
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  • Staff of Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse volunteer on James Island, BC (Photo by NCC)
    NCC and the sea

    Just like the bubbles in a glass of craft-made cider, a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse has been bubbling up, and together we are doing great things for conservation in British Columbia.
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  • Avery Bartels with a sharp-shinned hawk (Photo by Kristie Foster)
    Avery Bartels' Birdathon

    Avery Bartels has spent the past five summers running the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory and helping NCC track the thousands of migratory songbirds that pass through its conservation lands in BC's remote Tatlayoko Valley. Now he is offering up his skills as a birder to raise money for banding activities in Tatlayoko and beyond.
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  • Josh Houston, forager and chef, Toque Catering (Photo courtesy Toque Catering)
    Wild love

    Josh Houston has a passion for finding food in the forest. And on the seashore. And in city green spaces. As a forager and chef, Josh will never go hungry.
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