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Since 1962, Canada’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has been protecting Ontario’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Along with its partners, NCC has helped to protect 83,000 hectares (more than 205,000 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

Conservation volunteers enjoyed three days canoeing the Minesing Wetlands and building fish habitat (photo by NCC)

Conservation volunteers enjoyed three days canoeing the Minesing Wetlands and building fish habitat (photo by NCC)

Flats for fish: Building habitat on the Mad River

This July,15 intrepid NCC Conservation Volunteers, staff and interns embarked on a three-day adventure to build some much needed fish apartments on the Mad River. Continue Reading »

Corn earworm moth on great lobelia, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by Mhairi McFarlane)

Corn earworm moth on great lobelia, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by Mhairi McFarlane)

Restoring nature’s kidneys

Wetlands are among the most productive and important ecosystems on Earth. They provide habitat for wildlife, act as nurseries for fish, reduce flooding and clean our water. But over the last century, many wetlands across Ontario have been lost due to human activity. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

A throwback to working in Backus Woods

September 14, 2019

I had the pleasure of working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for the summer of 2019 as a conservation technician out of the Norfolk County, Ontario, office. When I first came to Norfolk, I was expecting to see mostly farmland and... Continue Reading »

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