Ontario

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Ontario was the conservation of Cavan Swamp in 1969, a type of wetland supporting numerous orchid species, muskrat, beaver and waterfowl. NCC has led the conservation of more than 1,400 projects across Ontario, protecting more than 178,000 acres (72,034 hectares) of this province's most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the Ontario Region continues to work with our partners to conserve Ontario's natural heritage.

  • Margo Holt (Photo by Couchiching Conservancy).

    Leaving a legacy

    NCC is thankful for Margo Holt, a generous NCC donor who helped us achieve conservation through her charitable bequest. Through Margo’s gift from her estate, she provided NCC a wonderful opportunity to conserve an additional 113 acres (45 hectares) of land in the Carden Alvar Natural Area.

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  • Prairie smoke, Carden Alvar, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

    Carden Alvar Natural Area

    Located northeast of Lake Simcoe, the Carden Alvar Natural Area is an outstanding example of globally threatened alvar habitat combining alvar grasslands, shrublands, forests and wetlands and is critical to the survival of globally rare communities and the endangered eastern loggerhead shrike.

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  • Wilson Island (Photo by Michelle Derosier/Thunderstone Pictures)
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    Wilson Island
  • Five-lined skink (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
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    Five-lined skink
  • Matchedash Wetlands (Photo by Dave Ross)
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    Matchedash Wetlands
  •  Pearl crescent butterfly perches on mouse ear hawkweed in the Lower Maitland River Valley (Photo by NCC)
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    Pearl crescent butterfly

  • Wilson Island (Photo by Michelle Derosier/Thunderstone Pictures)
  • Five-lined skink (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
  • Matchedash Wetlands (Photo by Dave Ross)
  • Pearl crescent butterfly perches on mouse ear hawkweed in the Lower Maitland River Valley (Photo by NCC)
  • Menzel Centennial Park, Napanee Plain, ON

  • Carden Alvar, ON

  • Frontenac Arch, ON

  • Maitland River Valley Natural Area, Ontario

Thank you for your interest in land conservation. Together we will achieve tangible results.

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