Surveying, QC (Photo by NCC)

Surveying, QC (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • The Venise-Ouest peatland is in good hands
    October 10, 2018

    This summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invited the public to a hands-on activity on its protected property in the Venise-Ouest peatland, near Lake Champlain in the Montérégie region. On a beautiful sunny day, NCC volunteers and employees took action to help restore and maintain an ecosystem that is becoming increasingly rare in Quebec: the mature silver maple grove.
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  • Additional woodlands protected in Bromont Summits Park
    September 30, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit organization, is proud to announce that, in collaboration with its partners, it is now protecting 43.2 acres (17.5 hectares) of a very valuable forest on Mt. Bernard, one of the peaks of Mount Brome in Montérégie.
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  • Major restoration project results in new home for threatened species
    August 29, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and project partners have completed a major habitat restoration project at Lake Champlain in the Montérégie region. A conservation announcement was held today by NCC with representatives of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) and the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement (FHQE).
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects large swath of important wetlands and peat bogs in Quebec
    August 22, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to announce the protection of 6,790 acres (2,748 hectares) of the Lac-à-la-Tortue Bog, the largest bog in the St. Lawrence valley. This site straddles the municipalities of Shawinigan, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Saint-Narcisse, and Saint-Maurice in the region of Mauricie.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada protects additional 92 hectares (227 acres) on Île aux Grues
    August 14, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to announce the protection of an additional 92 hectares (227 acres) in the Île aux Grues upper marsh. More than 170 hectares (420 acres) in total have now been protected by NCC, which includes the Jean-Paul-Riopelle nature reserve at Pointe aux Pins.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada unveils new Nature Destination
    July 17, 2018

    Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts have a new trail they can explore. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced a new Nature Destination that is open to people of all ages to use and enjoy. It is one of 10 new sites across the country.
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  • Four Conserved Islands near Montreal now accessible to the public
    July 5, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has unveiled recreational facilities on four of its protected islands in the St. Lawrence River. These conservation sites are now accessible for the public to enjoy and were announced at a media conference and tour with project supporters.
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  • Carapace.ca - Report the turtles you encounter
    May 29, 2018

    As turtle egg-laying season approaches, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit organization, is promoting the second season of carapace.ca, a website for reporting turtles. In so doing, NCC hopes to make the Quebec population aware of the fate of these reptiles, which venture near roads and trails... thereby putting themselves in significant danger.
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  • Connectivity and climate change: The Fonds vert to help ecological corridors
    May 18, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), a not-for-profit conservation organization, welcomes the contribution of nearly $1 million from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques to its Ecological corridors: a climate change adaptation strategy project.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada and Conservation Manitou acquire Barbara Richardson Wildlife Foundation property
    May 1, 2018

    A large cluster of conservation lands in the Laurentians is expanding thanks to the efforts of two conservation groups. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Conservation Manitou have announced that they are jointly acquiring the Barbara Richardson Wildlife Foundation property in Saint-Faustin‒Lac-Carré.
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  • Important sandbar in the Gaspé Peninsula protected by NCC
    March 13, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced it has protected a crucial area on the Gaspé Peninsula. The group has acquired 91 acres (37 hectares), including two kilometres of shoreline, in the Malbaie Salt Marsh ("barachois").
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects important habitat for vulnerable fish populations on the Richelieu River
    February 19, 2018

    An important area for at-risk fish species is receiving protection. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced it has purchased a property on the Richelieu River in Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, about 20 kilometres from Sorel-Tracy. The protection of this 20-hectare (49-acre) site, supports a channel rich with aquatic plants, waterfowl and at-risk fish species.
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  • World Wetlands Day: Additional wetland saved in the Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve
    February 2, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is moving toward increasing the protection of a fragile wetland area in Quebec that is home to many bird populations. On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the group has announced it has expanded an important conservation area in the heart of Île de Grâce.
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  • New chair appointed to Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Quebec Regional Board
    December 6, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Quebec Region is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Archer as Chair of its Regional Board. Archer will draw on his vast experience as a chartered financial analyst and expertise in the banking services of large corporations in Quebec.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects important habitat for Van Brunt’s Jacob’s-ladder
    November 8, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada announces that a new protected property has been added in the Estrie. Covering an area of almost 31 hectares (76 acres), it is located in Ham-Sud, about 50 km northeast of Sherbrooke, in the border mountains region. Protecting this property is essential to the survival of the populations of Van Brunt's Jacob's-ladder in Canada, a floral species at risk.
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  • Jean Laporte joins management team of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec
    October 25, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Canada's leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization is pleased to announce that Jean Laporte joined the organization in the fall of 2017 as Regional Vice President.
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  • Economic value of green spaces and nature to be discussed in Montreal
    October 23, 2017

    A local discussion in Montreal on Monday will highlight the value of local green spaces, nature and how preserving it can help our communities adapt to climate change.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Appalachian Corridor partner to protect more than 148 acres (60 hectares) in the Glen–Foster forest
    October 20, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Appalachian Corridor have announced that a protected area in the Green Mountains is expanding. Over 148 additional acres (60 hectares) in the Green Mountains are being conserved.
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  • A conservation site on Isle-aux-Grues will be accessible to the world through Google Maps
    September 12, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is again teaming up with Google to map a beautiful nature site in Quebec. When the project is done, people will be able to go on a virtual tour of the Jean-Paul-Riopelle Nature Reserve, located on Isle-aux-Grues, about 80 kilometres east of Quebec City.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada announces the protection of 6,000 hectares on the historic Kenauk property (the Seigneurie Papineau) between Montreal and Ottawa
    June 5, 2017

    On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners announce the protection of 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres), representing a 3-kilometre wide and 20-kilometre long corridor, on the Kenauk property.
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