Moose in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

Moose in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

NCC connects with local landowners

Winter hiker in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

Winter hiker in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently held the first of several location-based landowner appreciation events in the Riding Mountain Natural Area.

Hosted at the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve office in Erickson, Manitoba, the evening was an opportunity for landowners to connect face-to-face with each other as well as NCC staff.

The relationships that NCC has with landowners who hold conservation agreements are integral to a more holistic understanding of the landscapes, as well as a more comprehensive conservation approach. There is a local history and knowledge that needs to be taken into account when working towards a shared vision of healthy lands and the preservation of natural areas.

A conservation agreement is a voluntary, legal agreement between NCC and a landowner or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values, while still allowing for compatible economic uses, such as grazing and other uses not specified in the agreement.

NCC is the nation’s largest non-profit conservation organization. As such, it is extremely important to work with landowners and community members who live in the areas where we work.

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