Since 1969, Canada’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has been protecting Ontario’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Along with its partners, NCC has helped to protect more than 74,400 hectares (184,000 acres) in Ontario. From the north shore of Lake Superior to Pelee Island in Lake Erie, NCC works to protect the province’s most significant natural landscapes.

Stories from the Field

2017 Boughton Island beach cleanup (Photo by NCC)

2017 Boughton Island beach cleanup (Photo by NCC)

Seeing the difference: How long-term stewardship benefits landscapes

Ongoing land stewardship is a core part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) mission, and something we couldn’t do without the support of volunteers. Since 2006, 18,790 volunteers have taken part in NCC’s Conservation Volunteers (CV) program, supporting more than 1,500 projects on NCC conservation sites from coast to coast. Continue Reading »

Spotted Salamander (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Spotted Salamander (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Searching for salamanders in Ontario’s everglades

Find our how these small, often overlooked creatures led to the conservation of NCC's Tom Wilcox Nature Reserve in the Minesing Wetlands. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Wild male turkey (Photo by Wayne Dumbleton, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Lovebirds: The day I broke a turkey's heart

February 16, 2018

One of my favourite field work stories comes from my very first field season. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea what I was doing back then. I couldn’t identify most plants, was slightly scared (ok, terrified) of dragonflies... Continue Reading »

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