The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) first project in Quebec was the Heikalo (Île aux Moutons) property in 1978. The seven-acre (three-hectare) island is located east of Montreal. Since then, we have completed more than 300 projects on more than 111,000 acres (45,000 hectares). We aim to protect Quebec’s most ecologically significant lands and waters. Thanks to this work, 200 at-risk plant and animal species have now protected habitats. NCC continues to work with our partners to protect and steward Quebec's natural heritage. We work in 15 priority natural areas across the province.
Stories from the Field
Peatlands are wetlands composed of plant residues accumulated over the centuries. Although they are widespread in the Quebec landscape, they remain unknown to a large part of the population. Yet they provide us with many essential ecological services and are valuable allies in the fight against climate change through their role in carbon capture. Continue Reading »
June 10, 2019
When you think of an island, your mind often travels to a distant oasis, with tall palm trees and saltwater waves crashing onto a white-sand shore. In the midst of the busy-ness of day-to-day life, it’s easy to daydream about a peaceful... Continue Reading »
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Faces of NCC
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