Newfoundland and Labrador

As the only land trust organization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has helped protect 5,600 hectares (over 13,800 acres) of some of the best wilderness in the province. NCC currently owns land in nine project areas across the island. These range from coastal sites that host the East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula to the internationally renowned Grand Codroy Estuary, near Channel-Port aux Basques. In Labrador, NCC created the NL Nature Atlas, an inventory of Labrador’s natural environment to support others with their land use planning. This project is being expanded to include the island of Newfoundland.

Stories from the Field

NCC's Julia Lawler holds tree seedling (NCC photo)

NCC's Julia Lawler holds tree seedling (NCC photo)

On the air: Meet our Newfoundland and Labrador staff

NCC's NL team were interviewed on 709 Watershed, an NL podcast. Continue Reading »

Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

NCC protects 98 hectares in Freshwater Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a scenic part of the Avalon Peninsula coastline at Freshwater Bay, just minutes from St. John’s. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

A male snowy owl (Photo by Pixabay)

A male snowy owl (Photo by Pixabay)

Hiker meets hunter: An encounter with a snowy owl

January 8, 2020

When I moved to Newfoundland in 2011, I was excited to explore the incredible landscapes of my adopted province. Even the most densely populated part of the province — the Avalon Peninsula near St. John’s — is still wild enough... Continue Reading »

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