The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Manitoba Region began with its first property acquisition in the Tall Grass Prairie in 1992. Today, the Manitoba Region has a well-developed and integrated approach to conservation in eight natural areas within the province. This approach is based on regional activities focused on conservation science, land stewardship and securement supported by outreach and education programs. These regional activities have resulted in the conservation and protection of almost 60,000 acres (24,300 hectares) of important habitat and areas critical to Manitoba's biodiversity. Through the generous donations of Manitobans and our partners, we have been able to make significant progress in Manitoba's natural areas. These areas provide important habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals, many of which are endangered or at risk. It is our goal to ensure that these special areas, plants and animals continue to be there for generations to come and ensure that Manitoba is itself a special place.
CANCELLED - Time for Nature Event
Unfortunately, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Manitoba Region has had to cancel the “Time for Nature” event for Sunday, September 14th due to circumstances beyond our control.
Manitoba: More than prairies
Manitoba is home to many diverse ecosystems, including immense lakes and forests such as the boreal.
Interpretive centre celebrates one-year anniversary
On August 16 the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive centre held an Open House to celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Monarch butterfly release
The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Manitoba Region, in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Monarch Watch and the Monarch Teachers Network will tag and release the Zoo's collection of monarch butterflies on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
NCC: A valuable member of your community
NCC's Manitoba Region supports land conservation that benefits the thousands of species of plants and animals in our natural areas, but we also greatly benefit the people and surrounding communities.
Worthless land is priceless
Bill Stillwell spotlights the unique landscape in the Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands Natural Area and the effort of the Drinkwalters to conserve the area.
Keeping an eye on habitat
Bill Stillwell writes about the Flynn family in the Makinak Area, who shares similar conservation values with NCC. For years, the Flynn family has shown great interest in protecting natural habitat.
Centre teaches wonders of tall grass prairie
The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre was highlighted in this full-page spread.
This is why we do it
Thanks to Minto School, it was reinforced to us that the next generation understands the importance of our work. In the words of our Director of Conservation, Kevin Teneycke, "This is why we do it."
Au revoir, Gene!
As Manitoba prepares to open the Weston Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, we say farewell to Gene Fortney, after 22 years of commitment to NCC, Manitoba.
Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands Natural Area
This area supports a high diversity of habitat types which, in turn, create a hotspot for biodiversity.
Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland Natural Area
Species and habitats of northern, western and eastern Canada meet in this unique area.
Souris River Valley Grassland
This nearly treeless plain contains buffalograss, a nationally and provincially threatened plant known to occur in only one other location in Canada.
Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area
The largest intact blocks of tall grass prairie in Canada occur in the Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area.
West Souris Mixed-grass Prairie Natural Area
Located in the southwest corner of Manitoba, this area contains a band of grasslands mixed with pothole wetlands and stretches west and south of the town of Melita to the U.S. border.
Whitemouth River Watershed Natural Area
Located in southeastern Manitoba, this unique landscape is the meeting place of the boreal coniferous forest, the eastern Superior mixed forest and the western prairie.
The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre
Located in the heart of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, the Interpretive Centre (a re-designed 3,000-square-foot home) is located on a 160-acre (65-hectare) site representing the beauty and diversity of the rare ecosystem around it.
The 320-acre (130-hectare) Kurian property is located in the northern portion of the Whitemouth River Natural Area, and is characteristic of black spruce bog and tamarack larch fen habitats that are found in the lowlands of the Canadian Shield.
Yellow Quill Prairie
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) established the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve south of Brandon, Manitoba, in 1998 to give the few remaining species at risk in this area a better chance for survival, and to maintain the last intact remnants of their natural habitats.
Alvars in the Interlake
An alvar was recently discovered in the Interlake region of Manitoba thanks to the work of the Alvar Initiative.
The Forks Prairie Garden
Just a stone's throw from the pulsing heart of the City of Winnipeg, at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, lies the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Forks Prairie Garden project.
Maple Lake Project
The Maple Lake property, purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Vinck, is one of our first fee simple projects completed in the unique Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands region of southwest Manitoba.
Ghost tiger beetle
Red fox kits
Agassiz Interpretive Trail
Meadow fritillary, MB (Photo by NCC)
Purplish copper butterfly, MB (Photo by NCC)
Three flowered avens, aka prairie smoke, MB (Photo by NCC)
Manitoba CV Event: A Bio Blitz to complete data collection! (Photo by NCC)
Julie Pelc, manager of stewardship programs, MB Region (Photo by NCC)
Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland, MB