The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Quebec was the acquisition of the Heikalo (Île aux Moutons) property in 1978, a seven-acre (three-hectare) island located to the east of the island of Montreal. Since then we have completed more than 300 projects that protect more than 66,000 acres (26,000 hectares) of this province's most ecologically significant land and water, and 85 plant species at risk and 20 animal species at risk now have protected habitats. Today, the Quebec Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward Quebec's natural heritage in 18 priority natural areas across the province.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a finalist for the Phénix de l’environnement!
The first forest conservation easement project in Quebec, created by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), is a finalist for the 2012 edition of the Phénix de l’environnement, the highest environmental honour bestowed in Quebec.
Nature Conservancy of Canada establishes the first forest conservation agreement in Quebec
Located in the heart of the Green Mountains in Estrie, this 500-hectare property will be bound by a conservation agreement that will perpetually ensure sustainable forestry activities, preserve the forest cover, and maintain natural corridors essential for safeguarding protected natural areas.
Spiny softshell turtle habitat conservation
In Quebec's Lake Champlain, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is part of a multi-partner team that has been using radio telemetry to understand the habitat needs of threatened spiny softshell turtles for the last 15 years.
Discovery of extirpated plant in Cazaville, Quebec
Last fall, a plant that was thought to have been extirpated from Quebec, the forked bluecurls (Trichostema dichotomum), was discovered in Cazaville, in southwestern Quebec, by NCC staff.
Tracking the turtles
For three years NCC staff in Quebec have been following the movements of an isolated population of turtles in the Ottawa Valley. Read about how far we are willing to go to learn more about this rare creature's habitat.
Keeping track in the Sutton Mountains
Last December, while walking along a cliff bathed in sunshine on the Domtar property in the Sutton Mountain Range, two staff members of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Quebec Region suddenly spotted a set of distinctive paw prints in the snow.
Protecting habitat for stream salamander
Nestled in southwestern Quebec is an area called Covey Hill. Situated at the northernmost tip of the Appalachian Mountains, this area is a haven for stream salamanders. It is the only place in the province where one particular species of salamander, the Allegheny mountain dusky salamander, is found.
The Piedmont and Prévost Escarpments
A magnificent area within the Laurentians comprising some five square kilometres of natural beauty, the Piedmont and Prévost Escarpments will now be conserved in perpetuity thanks to NCC's efforts.
Protection of wetlands and forests in the lowlands of Bristol and Clarendon
Since 2004, NCC has invested greatly in the conservation of two priority areas, those of Bristol and Clarendon in the Ottawa Valley. Protected areas in this ecoregion possess vast wetlands, forests and shorelines that are in a remarkably natural state, including the most beautiful alvars in Quebec.
Conservation in the Gaspé Peninsula
A remarkable natural heritage
Discover the Jean-Paul-Riopelle
The Green Mountains Nature Reserve
Located only one hour's drive from both Montreal and Sherbrooke, the Green Mountains Nature Reserve lies close to some of the most densely populated areas in Quebec.
Expanding the protected habitat of the copper redhorse
NCC`s recent acquisitions further enhance protection of the copper redhorse’s natural habitat. Grass beds near the shoreline of these islands are one of the most important nursery sites of the copper redhorse, an endangered fish species endemic to Quebec.