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

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 »

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’s Conservation Volunteers program engages people in conserving biodiversity, while providing a meaningful and educational experience in ecologically significant natural areas. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Kathy Unger (NCC) and Danielle Fequet (DUC) showing the students a nest box prior to installation (Photo by NCC)

Creating homes for waterfowl in the Codroy Valley

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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