Sunset on Long Point, ON (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Sunset on Long Point, ON (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Stories From the Field

  • Conservation Volunteers willow and dogwood planting event at Creemore Nature Preserve, 2014 (Photo by NCC)
    Meet Ontario's Conservation Volunteers

    Coming out to a Conservation Volunteers (CV) event is a great way to get involved with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and to learn about and give back to nature. Meet our volunteers from Ontario!
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  • John Grant, former program director for midwestern Ontario (Photo by NCC)
    John Grant: A legacy of a quarter century of service

    John Grant, former program director for midwestern Ontario and the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) longest-serving employee, reflects on his career in conservation and on what the future holds for the next chapter of NCC’s story.
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  • Andrew Bartle, brewmaster at Creemore Springs Brewery's Batch Gastropub in Toronto (Photo by NCC)
    Good things brewing in Ontario

    NCC and Creemore Springs Brewery are celebrating 20 years of the Creemore Nature Preserve this January 2017. What better way to honour the partnership than with a special commemorative brew that's inspired by the plants that grow wild on the preserve?!
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  • NCC staff Gary White holds the Areomapper Talon drone after a successful training run (Photo by NCC)
    Happily droning on

    Thanks to a generous donation from Bruce Power, NCC’s work in Ontario is reaching new heights, with our new friendly eye in the sky.
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  • Minesing Wetlands (Photo by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority)
    Counting dragonflies in Ontario's everglades

    Did you know the Minesing Wetlands in Ontario is a wetland complex of international significance on par with the Everglades in Florida? Same classification…just no alligators!
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  • Example of viable chestnut (Photo by CCC)
    American chestnut partnership in Norfolk County

    A new partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Canadian Chestnut Council (CCC) is helping endangered American chestnut trees in Norfolk County in Ontario.
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  • Laura Robson, Acting Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Georgian Bay - Huronia (Photo by NCC)
    Wilderness double-dating for nature nerds

    With February being a month for valentines, NCC's Laura Robson shares her story of a double date that featured a rare sighting of a species at risk.
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  • Hikers in Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Happy Valley Forest, Ontario: Where old-growth forest and commuters coincide

    NCC invites drivers to see the Happy Valley Forest from a different perspective: how the Happy Valley Forest's trees help green the Highway 400 commute.
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  • Volunteer group, Carden Alvar
    Deck the halls with...invasive species???

    This December, the Nature Conservancy of Canada engaged Ontarians in a festive way with a series of events, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), that got us in to the holiday spirit, all while helping to conserve important habitat on NCC properties.
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  • Debris from old shipwreck on shoreline that Wreck Bay Nature Reserve property was named after. (Photo by NCC)
    A "beary" scary encounter on the Wreck Bay Nature Reserve

    On Tuesday, May 12 I travelled up to a favourite property for an annual monitoring visit; Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Wreck Bay Nature Reserve, near Point au Baril on Georgian Bay.
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  • Nature's Aid
    A natural partnership

    NCC is excited to announce a new partnership with Nature’s Aid – a family owned, Canadian-based, natural skin care company, committed to providing customers with exceptional, effective, natural products.
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  • Happy Valley Forest (Photo by NCC)
    A forest for the future

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada invites you to join us in an ambitious campaign to protect the heart of the Happy Valley Forest; one of the last great natural spaces left in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
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  • Monarch butterfly (Photo by NCC)
    Exciting opportunity to conserve Monarch habitat

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has a time-sensitive opportunity to conserve a wildflower haven, including high priority habitat for monarch butterflies and pollinators, in the Rice Lake Plains of Northumberland County.
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  • Winter trail, Eastcourt, March 13, 1937 (Photo by Marion Ellis)
    Eastcourt winter wonder

    The Ontario Region has many natural areas to visit during these wondrous winter months, including the Eastcourt Nature Reserve.
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  • Margo Holt (Photo by Couchiching Conservancy).
    Leaving a legacy

    NCC is thankful for Margo Holt, a generous NCC donor who helped us achieve conservation through her charitable bequest. Through Margo’s gift from her estate, she provided NCC a wonderful opportunity to conserve an additional 113 acres (45 hectares) of land in the Carden Alvar Natural Area.
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  • Prescribed burn on Hazel Bird property, Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Hazel Bird prescribed burn

    Discover the benefits of prescribed burns in the Rice Lake Plains of Ontario.
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  • Eastern Kingbird, Toronto, ON (Photo by Jonathan Hornung)
    The original twitter of a snowbird

    According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Bird Cast) the Eastern Kingbird is on the move and is heading to southern Ontario. Learn more about the Kingbird's adventure north.
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  • Willow Creek, Minesing Wetlands, ON (Photo by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority)
    Where land and water meet

    Wetland complexes are unique ecosystems areas where land and water meet, creating one of the most productive habitats in North America for vulnerable wetland birds and animals. For many years, wetlands were thought of as wastelands, but wetlands provide important ecological services: they slow drainage flows from developed areas, both urban and rural, reducing floods, filtering out pollutants and trapping sediments. The importance of conserving these areas is becoming increasingly apparent.
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  • Waves crash on the northwestern Lake Superior Coast, Ontario (Photo by John Anderson)
    A conservation assessment for Lake Superior

    There is an almost unfathomable amount of freshwater in Lake Superior. With more water than all the other Great Lakes combined and 10 percent of all the Earth’s surface freshwater, its volume could cover our entire continent under one foot of water. It is also a lake of extraordinary biodiversity.
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  • Blanding's turtle (Photo by Gabrielle Fortin)
    Get happy: get outside!

    Looking to spend some time out in nature? We've got your fix! Take a trip to one of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's conservation masterpieces. Plan your visit now.
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