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

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

Stories From the Field

  • John Grant: A legacy of a quarter century of service
    March 9, 2017

    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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  • Good things brewing in Ontario
    January 26, 2017

    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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  • Happily droning on
    August 5, 2016

    Thanks to a generous donation from Bruce Power, NCC ON’s work is reaching new heights, with our new friendly eye in the sky.
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  • Counting dragonflies in Ontario's everglades
    August 5, 2016

    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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  • American chestnut partnership in Norfolk County
    July 21, 2016

    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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  • Wilderness double-dating for nature nerds
    February 17, 2016

    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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  • Happy Valley Forest, Ontario: Where old-growth forest and commuters coincide
    January 13, 2016

    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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  • Deck the halls with...invasive species???
    December 17, 2015

    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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  • A "beary" scary encounter on the Wreck Bay Nature Reserve
    December 9, 2015

    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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  • A natural partnership
    October 14, 2015

    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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  • A forest for the future
    September 18, 2015

    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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  • Exciting opportunity to conserve Monarch habitat
    July 31, 2015

    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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  • Eastcourt winter wonder
    January 15, 2015

    The Ontario Region has many natural areas to visit during these wondrous winter months, including the Eastcourt Nature Reserve.
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  • Think green this holiday season
    November 13, 2014

    Help protect Ontario’s natural heritage today by making a charitable gift.
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  • Leaving a legacy
    October 15, 2014

    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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  • National Forest Week
    September 23, 2014

    During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. This week is about celebrating the natural heritage that our home is known for such as the Powder Islands in northern Ontario.
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  • Why I walk in the woods
    September 10, 2014

    Discover why Wendy Cridland, Ontario director of conservation, loves to walk in Backus Woods.
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  • Life after burn at Hazel Bird
    August 18, 2014

    A reflection of life after spring prescribed burn on Hazel Bird, Rice Lake Plains, Ontario on May 12, 2014.
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  • Ontario's 2014 conservation checkup
    June 11, 2014

    Now at the mid-way point of 2014, Ontario has had a healthy start to the year. Learn more about our recent accomplishments and discover how we are moving forward.
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  • Hazel Bird prescribed burn
    May 20, 2014

    Discover the benefits of prescribed burns in the Rice Lake Plains of Ontario.
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