Quebec

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

Volunteers at Pointe de Saint-Vallier, QC (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers at Pointe de Saint-Vallier, QC (Photo by NCC)

Plastic pollution in the St. Lawrence River

River and stream debris is a growing threat to a wide variety of marine animals and fish. Plastic and Styrofoam pieces are particularly dangerous. Despite their small size, they are the most harmful waste to aquatic life, as they decompose very slowly, can be confused with food, and can trap or be ingested by marine animals. Continue Reading »

Volunteers at Île du Moine, QC (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers at Île du Moine, QC (Photo by NCC)

Citizens participate in a natural heritage restoration project on île du Moine

This past June, motivated citizens participated in a tree planting and cleanup activity on île du Moine in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. The project, led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in close collaboration with the members of the Commune de l’île du Moine, involved landscaping certain areas of the island to promote the recovery of rural birds in this environment. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Aerial photo of the Hochelaga Archipelago islands, QC (Photo by ALM Par Avion)

Aerial photo of the Hochelaga Archipelago islands, QC (Photo by ALM Par Avion)

Your happy place: Find your own paradise island in the Hochelaga Archipelago

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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