Prince Edward Island

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has protected 26 ecologically significant natural areas on Prince Edward Island, with a focus on conserving coastal and forest ecosystems.  PEI is Canada’s most densely-populated province, and its remaining areas of intact dunes, salt marshes and Acadian forest are precious. With 90 per cent of PEI under private ownership, NCC relies on generous land donors to support our conservation projects. Some of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s larger projects on PEI include the Conway and Cascumpec Sandhills on the North Shore, Percival River in southwest PEI and Holman’s Island near Summerside.

Stories from the Field

Diane Griffin, NCC Program Manager for PEI, monitoring natural area at St. Peters Lake Run (Photo by NCC)

Diane Griffin, NCC Program Manager for PEI, monitoring natural area at St. Peters Lake Run (Photo by NCC)

NCC close encounters: A chance to thrive

Senator Diane Griffin, and former NCC program director for PEI, shares her experience of close encounters with hyenas and a baby gazelle while adventuring in the Serengeti savannah. Continue Reading »

Volunteer picking up tires off the coast of the Percival River (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Volunteer picking up tires off the coast of the Percival River (Photo by Sean Landsman)

It’s just a bit of mud: Cleaning up the Percival River watershed

Courtney Thompson recaps NCC's very successful Percival Beach cleanup from October. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Red maple (Photo by Jean Isaacs)

Red maple (Photo by Jean Isaacs)

Emblems of Canada: tree edition

September 25, 2018

Trees have played a significant cultural role in the lives of many Canadians; they are engrained in our national identity. Take the Canadian flag for instance. It features a single, prominent red maple leaf in the centre, which speaks to the... Continue Reading »

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