The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) work in Ontario began with the conservation of Cavan Swamp in 1969; a wetland that supports numerous orchid species, muskrat, beaver and waterfowl. Since then, NCC has led the conservation of more than 1,400 projects across Ontario, protecting more than 190,000 acres (77,000 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.

Stories from the Field

Red-headed woodpecker (Photo by David Fast)

Red-headed woodpecker (Photo by David Fast)

Saving the birds on the Rice Lake Plains

How partnerships are helping protect habitat for grassland birds. Continue Reading »

Snapping turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Snapping turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Please give turtles (and snakes) a brake!

While on the road this spring, please keep an eye out for any suspicious looking sticks or rocks on the road – they could be snakes or turtles! Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

White-throated sparrow (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Song of Northern Superior

June 15, 2017

It was a chilly April morning in southern Ontario, so all of the windows in my house were closed. But I could still hear something outside. I quickly pushed open the window and listened. There it was — the cheery song of the white-throated... Continue Reading »

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