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

Volunteers at Sandy Point CV event, St. George's, NL (photo by NCC)

A day at Sandy Point with NCC

September 16, 2016

It was a beautiful August morning as we waited excitedly on the wharf at St. George's for the search and rescue Zodiac that would take us across the narrow channel to Sandy Point. Along with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff and other... Continue Reading »

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