Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • 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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  • 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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