The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC'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 98,800 acres (40,000 hectares) of this province's most ecologically significant land and water, and 200 plant and 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 15 priority natural areas across the province.
Stories from the Field
One of the species spotted was the white-fringed orchid, an indicator of the bog’s integrity (Photo by NCC).
In August 2015, the Lac-à-la-Tortue bog in Mauricie was in the spotlight for a day. The Shawinigan Bioblitz, an operation initiated by the town of Shawinigan and led by the organization Bassin Versant du St-Maurice, provided an opportunity to conduct an intensive biological inventory of the area over a 24-hour period. Thus, plants and wildlife were the focus of special attention, particularly in the ruisseau des Atocas area. Continue Reading »
At the start of the winter season, 10 generous volunteers from the McGill Outdoors Club came to lend a hand to the Comité régional pour la protection de falaises (CRPF) and the Amis de la reserve Alfred-Kelly (ARAK) to improve trail markings on 2.5 kilometres of trails in the Alfred-Kelly Nature Reserve. Continue Reading »
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