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

Northern pitcher plant, Lac-à-la-Tortue bog (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

Northern pitcher plant, Lac-à-la-Tortue bog (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

In the depths of the Lac-à-la-Tortue bog

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 »

Common gartersnake (Photo by Hugo Tremblay-CERFO)

Common gartersnake (Photo by Hugo Tremblay-CERFO)

A cozy nest for common gartersnake

The transformation of natural environments has an impact on the needs of species. Gartersnakes that have taken up residence on agricultural land, for example, may need a little help to get through the winter. This is where NCC comes in. 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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Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfield-Browne)