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
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 »
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 »
Kathy Unger (NCC) and Danielle Fequet (DUC) showing the students a nest box prior to installation (Photo by NCC)
June 27, 2016
On May 30, 2016, my colleague Kathy Unger and I had the pleasure of partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to offer a waterfowl and wetland education event to the students of Belanger Memorial Elementary School. The Nature Conservancy of... Continue Reading »
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