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 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

European buckthorn- Venise-Ouest peatland (QC) (Photo by NCC)

European buckthorn- Venise-Ouest peatland (QC) (Photo by NCC)

Taking on the invaders

A volunteer activity was held in the Venise-Ouest peatland to cut back European buckthorn, an invasive species, and prevent it from crowding out the native species that form this unique ecosystem. Continue Reading »

Lac Saint-Pierre, St. Lawrence River, Quebec (Photo by NCC)

Lac Saint-Pierre, St. Lawrence River, Quebec (Photo by NCC)

Wetlands: Top of the biodiversity charts

Lac Saint-Pierre is a perfect example of wetlands’ natural wealth. Recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve for more than 10 years, this region is formed by a widening in the Saint Lawrence River between Sorel and Trois-Rivières. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Vernal Pool (Photo by Bernt Solymar)

Vernal pools (Part Two)

October 11, 2016

In Part One of this blog I provided a 101 on vernal pools; why this seasonal ecosystem created from rainfall that accumulates in land depressions is so important to wildlife, in particular amphibians. Here I will go into detail about the... Continue Reading »

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