Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area (Photo by Alan Dyer)

Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area (Photo by Alan Dyer)

Stories From the Field

  • Conservation Volunteers Barb Collier and Kathy Manyk are all smiles as they lay mulch mats over elderberry shrubs. (Photo by NCC)
    Making an impact on the prairies

    Caring for our conservation lands, and supporting others in adopting best methods for land stewardship, is a core part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) mission. It's something we couldn’t do without the support of volunteers. Since 2006, 18,790 volunteers have taken part in NCC’s Conservation Volunteers (CV) program, supporting more than 1,500 projects within natural areas from coast to coast.
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  • Roaming bison at Old Man on His Back ranch (Photo by Mark Taylor)
    Research examines livestock grazing patterns in response to management strategies, including prescribed burning

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan partner to research management strategies that influence where cattle and bison graze.
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  • Tree harvest (Photo by NCC)
    Winter tree harvest helps tackle invasive spruce trees

    Winter tree harvest helps tackle invasive spruce trees.
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  • Plains bison (Photo by Kim Bennett)
    Walking with the bison

    Plains bison, once numbering in the millions, are now considered threatened in Canada. Commercial herds are slowly increasing across the prairies, but not many herds are managed like the herd at OMB, where less than 100 bison have 6,000 acres to graze and very little contact with humans.
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  • Vesper sparrow (Photo by Angela Waldie)
    Upcycled solutions for grassland bird conservation

    Mosaic repurposes pipe caps used in their potash operations to cap fences at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area.
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  • Giles Lalonde helps NCC staff plant trees at the Wise property. (Photo by NCC)
    NCC’s neighbour passionate about helping forest restoration

    Even as a kid, Giles Lalonde remembers seeing the rapid transformation of natural forests to land developed for various purposes.
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