Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • Napier Lake Ranch (Photo by Tim Ennis / NCC)
    The story of Napier Lake Ranch

    Shortly after Agnes and Roy Jackson purchased the century-old Napier Lake Ranch in 1974, a neighbour said to them: “Always leave the land in better shape than when you found it.” It was a piece of advice they have worked to follow for 40 years.
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  • Hikers at Darkwoods, BC (Photo by NCC)
    The best summer job in the world!

    A dynamic crew of conservation interns have joined NCC's BC Region for the summer to get their hands dirty out in the field, and put their hard-earned book learning to the test!
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  • A wolverine is caught on a remote camera (Photo courtesy Seepanee Ecological Consulting)
    On the tracks of a real-life X-Man

    What do we really know about wolverines? Not a lot, but biologist Doris Hausleitner is working hard to change that.
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  • University of Victoria student Megan Adams monitoring hair snags near Wuikinuxv Village, BC (Photo by ACS lab)
    Wild connections

    NCC is part of a multi-year, multi-partner research study to better understand the behaviour and land use needs of BC's west coast grizzly bears.
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  • Queen Victoria Mine gating team (Photo by Steve Blackmore)
    Securing the bat cave

    Abandoned mines are a favourite hang out for bats, but sometimes they need a little help in securing their dark, dank lair...
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  • Bat event on Chase Woods (Photo by Todd Carnahan)
    Chasing bats on Chase Woods

    One evening in late July a small group of biologists went searching for bats on Mt. Tzouhalem. Given that the mountain has perfect bat habitat – cliff-side caves and boulder fields, streams and thick forest – the group expected to at least find evidence of bat activity on their search. They weren’t disappointed.
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