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. The most recent project in the province is in the Salmonier area. Key habitat that supports wild Atlantic salmon and unique forest lichen has been acquired for protection by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The site also has both rare boreal and blue felt lichen and plants.
On the west coast of the island, NCC's presence is felt in a number of communities. Our nature reserves in the Grand Codroy Valley and Sandy Point Island provide habitat for migratory birds and waterfowl. The nearly 3,900-acre (1,580-hectare) jewel known as Grassy Place on the headwaters of Robinson's River protects habitat for Newfoundland marten and caribou. Not far from Deer Lake, NCC is helping protect the most northeastern range of rare black Ash trees in North America. Finally, NCC has been critical in developing and publishing a conservation blueprint for Labrador.
Stories from the Field
Come lend a hand! The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Conservation Volunteers program engages people in conserving biodiversity, while providing a meaningful and educational experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Continue Reading »
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April 11, 2016
A picture is worth a thousand words. It is a visual representation of a moment in time, captured within a frame, and serves as a memory of an event. In the 10 years of the Conservation Volunteer (CV) program, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)... Continue Reading »
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Learn about where and how we are focussing our conservation efforts in Newfoundland & Labrador.
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Faces of NCC
Meet some of the staff, volunteers and supporters who make our work possible. Read more »
Read the latest NCC news in Newfoundland & Labrador.
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