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 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 12,263 acres (4,963 hectares) with 26 different 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.
On the west coast of the Island, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's presence is felt in many communities. Our nature reserves in the Grand Codroy Valley and Sandy Point Island is crucial for birds and waterfowl. We also protect caribou and threatened marten habitat in the nearly 3,900 acre jewel known as Grassy Place on the headwaters of Robinson's River. We also are helping protect the most northeastern range of rare Black Ash trees in North America not far from Deer Lake. NCC is also leading the development of a conservation blueprint for Labrador.