Newfoundland and Labrador

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a rich history of helping conserve unique landscapes for future generations in Newfoundland and Labrador. NCC’s first land securement project in the province was in 1996 with the King George IV Ecological Reserve, a 4,693-acre (1,899-hectare) project to see timber and mineral rights relinquished. To date, NCC has protected 13,023 acres (5,270 hectares) in 28 land conservation projects across the province. These range from a coastal site that hosts the East Coast Trail in Maddox Cove to Lundrigan's Marsh in St. John's and a key wetland in the Town of Torbay on the East Coast. NCC has also been critical in developing and publishing a conservation blueprint for Labrador.

Stories from the Field

Grassy Place, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Paul Grenier)

Grassy Place, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Paul Grenier)

A day in the field: Exploring The Grasses Nature Reserve

Conservation biologist Kathy Unger describes incredible landscape and camping in southwest Newfoundland. Continue Reading »

Piping plover (photo by Natural Resources Canada)

Piping plover (photo by Natural Resources Canada)

Poplar planting, duck boxes and mating plovers

In a whirlwind eight days, NCC staff covered a lot of ground between Corner Brook and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, where they did site visits and monitoring on NCC’s Black Ash, Van Horne, Sandy Point, and Codroy Valley properties. They also hosted a Conservation Volunteers event, planting 75 Balsam Poplar cuttings along an exposed riverbank of the Crabbes River, to help protect one of the best salmon habitats on the west coast. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Approaching the Bay Bulls lighthouse with the last of the daylight (Photo by Lanna Campbell/NCC)

Out for a walk

November 16, 2016

An unnatural thirst for physical pain and the lure of making memories set the stage as we carefully planned out nine days’ worth of trail food. My tent-mate, Megan, would later ask me a few days in, “Did I want to do this hike, or did... Continue Reading »

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