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

Bird watching at Sandy Point, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Aiden Mahoney)

Bird watching at Sandy Point, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Aiden Mahoney)

Atlantic Region launches its roster of 2016 Conservation Volunteers events

Come lend a hand! The Nature Conservancy of Canada‚Äôs Conservation Volunteers program engages people in conserving biodiversity, while providing a meaningful and educational experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Continue Reading »

NCC wetland and stream property, The Gully in Torbay, Avalon Peninsula, NL (Photo by NCC)

NCC wetland and stream property, The Gully in Torbay, Avalon Peninsula, NL (Photo by NCC)

Celebrating World Wetlands Day in Newfoundland and Labrador

World Wetlands Day is on February 2. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Birders join in on the CV fun. Codroy, NFLD 2013 (Photo by NCC)

In pictures: Ten years of planting, pulling and birding for conservation

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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