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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 more than 184,000 acres (74,400 hectares) 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

Big brown bat (Photo by Brock Fenton)

Big brown bat (Photo by Brock Fenton)

The Bats of Happy Valley Forest and Pottageville Swamp

Bats are an important part of the ecosystem. Ontario has eight species of bats that depend on mature forests, wetlands and a healthy insect population. Continue Reading »

Black-capped chickadee, Hazel Bird Day, Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by Cameron Curran)

Black-capped chickadee, Hazel Bird Day, Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by Cameron Curran)

Celebrating the birds

This May, NCC hosted its second Hazel Bird Day on the Rice Lake Plains. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Clearing reed bed vegetation (Photo courtesy of Megan Quinn/NCC staff)

Clearing reed bed vegetation (Photo courtesy of Megan Quinn/NCC staff)

Volunteering abroad for nature

June 18, 2019

I don’t vacation very well. The problem with loving my job as a conservation biologist is that I have a hard time taking a holiday (and even when I do, I usually keep an eye on my work email inbox). So when I had the volunteer opportunity to... Continue Reading »

Supporter Spotlight

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