Sunset at Hay Bay, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Sunset at Hay Bay, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Featured Projects

  • Backus Woods, Ontario (Photo by NCC)
    Backus Woods and the Weston Family Trail

    In 2010, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), with the support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, successfully conserved Backus Woods, a spectacular older-growth Carolinian forest.
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  • Bird's-eye view of Trout Bay, Lake Superior, ON. (Photo by John Anderson)
    Big Trout Bay

    A conservation success fifteen years in the making
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  • Red-winged blackbird, Brighton Wetland, Eastern Lake Ontario Coast, ON (Photo by David Coulson)
    Brighton Wetland

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada have protected the 231-acre Brighton Wetland project in Ontario.
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  • Cockburn Island, Manitoulin Island Archipelago (Photo by NCC).
    Cockburn Island

    Along with its sister islands, Manitoulin and Drummond, Cockburn Island features an incredible variety of globally significant species and plant communities – the richest of any region within the Canadian portion of the Great Lakes basin.
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  • Forest trail, Creemore, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Creemore Nature Preserve

    Two hours northwest of the sprawling metropolis of the Greater Toronto Area is the small Ontario town of Creemore, home to NCC’s Creemore Nature Preserve. This 204-acre (83-hectare) property is loved by both locals and visitors alike.
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  • Elbow Lake, Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Elbow Lake

    In 2008, the Nature Conservancy of Canada protected 1,136 acres (460 hectares) on the Frontenac Arch: the Elbow Lake project. The land is in the very heart of one of the critical acquisition zones identified in the Frontenac Arch Natural Area Conservation Plan.
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  • Helicopter over phragmites, Long Point, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Fighting phragmites — Ontario’s worst invasive species

    How NCC is fighting a battle against invasive phragmites on all fronts.
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  • Channel spring, Gervais property, Ottawa, ON (Photo by Daniel F. Brunton).
    Gervais Caves, Ottawa River Valley

    Did you know that Ottawa River Valley is home to the longest underwater cave system in Canada? Beneath the surface of the Ottawa River lies a subterranean wonderland seldom seen by the human eye – the Ottawa River Caves. The labyrinth measures over 10 kilometres in length and runs under several islands throughout the Ottawa River – including a four-kilometre section on the Ontario side of the river known as the Gervais Caves.
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  • Hikers in Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Happy Valley's "Heart of the Forest"

    With an opportunity to secure a key property located right in the heart of the forest, NCC will be able to link our existing Happy Valley Forest lands to create a wildlife corridor for generations to come.
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  • Eastern silvery blue butterflies, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Hudgins-Rose Property

    On the south coast of Prince Edward County lies the Hudgins-Rose property – 76 acres (31 hectares) of biologically rich alvar, grassland and wetland habitats that are home to Blanding’s turtle, monarch and eastern whip-poor-will.
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  • MacMillan Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by Wilson Chow)
    MacMillan Nature Reserve

    The MacMillan Nature Reserve is a natural oasis in a sea of urban development in the rising city of Vaughan, Ontario.
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  • Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Whitefish Lake

    Along the shores of beautiful Whitefish Lake in the Frontenac Arch are 120 acres (49 hectares) of pristine wilderness.
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  • Wilson Island's cobble shores, Ontario (Photo by Michelle Derosier, Thunderstone Pictures)
    Wilson Island

    Amazing sand beaches, stunning sunsets and the calming sounds of waves lapping on a forested shoreline: these are just some of the spectacular features of Wilson Island.
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