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 »

Bicknell's thrush (Photo by Serge Beaudet)

Bicknell's thrush (Photo by Serge Beaudet)

Conservation of habitat for Bicknell's thrush

Bicknell’s thrush is among one of the most threatened nesting bird species found in eastern North America, and this migrating species is at risk of disappearing. Continue Reading »

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Woman, wearing a large feathered hat and boa, posing for a portrait (Photo by John Oxley Library, Public Domain)

The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!

August 16, 2016

This year we mark the centennial of the convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds — also called the Migratory Bird Treaty — that was signed on August 16, 1916. A century... Continue Reading »

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