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 Islands Archipelago ON (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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  • 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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  • Short-eared owl in flight (Photo by Tony Campbel)
    Marianne Girling Nature Reserve

    Located northeast of the community of Harrow, in Essex County, lies 102 acres of rare wetlands, woods and meadows. This property is situated within the headwaters of Cedar Creek and includes a portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland.
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  • Blanding's turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
    Ostrander Point

    Located at Ostrander Point, on the south coast of Prince Edward County, is 135 acres (55 hectares) of wild, undeveloped shoreline, coastal wetland, forest, alvar and grassland. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has signed an agreement to purchase this stellar property, and we need your help to protect it for the long term.
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  • Restored wetland, Pelee Island, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Pelee Island

    The islands of western Lake Erie have a rich and vibrant natural and human history. From being outposts for rum runners, supporting a strong agricultural tradition, to providing habitat for species such as the elusive gray fox and a multitude of birds, Ontario’s southernmost islands are some of the province’s most important.
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  • Bobolink (Photo by Bill Hubick)
    Staley Point

    Staley Point’s large marsh wetlands on the south side of the property filter water flowing off the island into Lake Ontario, while providing habitat for an impressive suite of waterfowl. The expansive grasslands are home to large numbers of migratory, at-risk birds, such as bobolink and eastern meadowlark, and provide habitat for the endangered monarch along its epic migration route.
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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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