Beaver Creek, Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Beaver Creek, Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Stories From the Field

  • Small white lady's-slipper (Photo by Melissa Grantham)
    Manitoba's small white lady's-slipper orchids

    Manitoba's small white lady's-slipper orchids are fascinating because of their use of false advertising to trick pollinators into paying them a visit.
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  • Prescribed Fire, Manitoba
    The role of prescribed fire as a land management tool

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Manitoba Region has developed a fire management program to implement prescribed fire in fire-dependent ecosystems. The program aims to mimic the habitats' natural, historic fire regime in order to maintain and improve the conditions of these ecosystems.
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  • Weeding out invasive species in the Riding Mountain Natural Area

    A small group of volunteers helped battle and remove two invasive species, common tansy and common burdock, all while exploring one of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's properties in the Riding Mountain Natural Area.
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  • Large yellow lady's slipper, MB (Photo by NCC)
    On the hunt for small white lady’s-slippers

    On June 7, 2015, the Manitoba Region of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) hosted a Conservation Volunteers event to search for two early spring species: the endangered small white lady’s-slipper orchid and rare two-flowered dandelion.
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  • Celebrating Nature Fest

    On July 18, 2015 the Manitoba Region of the Nature Conservancy of Canada celebrated the inaugural Nature Fest at the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre.
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  • Prairie grassland, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    Times of drought highlight the need for grassland management

    Dry summers in Manitoba remind us of the importance of good pasture management; not only to maintain and enhance the biodiversity goals of Manitoba's grassland habitats but also to provide resistance and buffer against climate variations (in this case, drought).
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