The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been making a difference protecting natural areas on Prince Edward Island since 1978 when it worked with partners to secure 247 acres (100 hectares) in Blooming Point, located in Queens County, 25 kilometres from Charlottetown. Almost 90 percent of the land on PEI is privately owned so NCC has focused on private action, encouraging people to play a role in saving ecologically important species. NCC has engaged individuals and groups in 25 different project areas working together to conserve 4,534 acres (1,835 hectares).
Participating in Atlantic Canada's best
Nature Conservancy of Canada reaches out at ninth annual Saltscapes East Coast Expo.
Visit NCC at Saltscapes East Coast Expo
Major Atlantic exhibit show runs April 26-28 in Halifax.
Major recognition for NCC staff, volunteers and donors on Prince Edward Island
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals, honourary degrees going to four prominent NCC supporters.
"A Rare Species" celebrating Diane Griffin's commitment to conservation in Prince Edward Island
A roast was held in Diane Griffin's honor on November 15th, 2012 for her conservation work in Prince Edward Island.
UP CLOSE: Meet NCC's retiring PEI Program Manager Diane Griffin
NCC's leader in Prince Edward Island reflects on a career in conservation
Honouring a Rare Species - a Career of Conservation
A dinner and roast will be held in Charlottetown on November 15, 2012 to honour Diane Griffin's retirement from NCC as program Manager in PEI.
My close encounters with nature
NCC stewardship intern Alison Smith shares the story of the day she found five endangered piping plovers while she was monitoring NCC properties in northeast PEI Natural Area.
Maiden clean up on Governors Island a huge success
Great interest from volunteers causes NCC to quickly find three additional boats to transport people, media.
NCC, family celebrate generous land donation on PEI
NCC names 34-acre site Errol A. MacEwen Nature Reserve on Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Donating land is good for the planet...and your pocketbook
If you or people you know are looking to achieve some tax savings while helping to protect unique areas of Prince Edward Island, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is sharing some good ideas.
Located just off Cardigan's coast in eastern Prince Edward Island, Boughton Island is the province's third-largest island and boasts almost six kilometres of shoreline. Because it has existed without any significant development or human interference for more than 60 years, wildlife has been allowed to live and breed here.
Abram-Village is where the Nature Conservancy of Canada owns a 30-acre (12-hectare) property that features wetland and coastal habitat, which is known for its almost pristine salt marsh.
The Conway Sandhills
The Conway Sandhills are part of a 50 kilometre-long sand dune and wetland complex on the north shore of western Prince Edward Island, stretching from Malpeque to Jacques Cartier Provincial Park, west of Alberton.
The Northumberland Strait coastline includes ecologically rich wetland habitats that are critical to the life cycle of many populations of migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, seabirds and perching birds (passerines).