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

  • 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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  • Dale Gross explores NCC's Wideview property. (Photo by NCC)
    NCC’s Dale Gross reflects on the people who contribute to outstanding conservation

    Over the four years that Dale Gross worked at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), he was continually amazed by the passion that landowners had for conservation.
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  • Harvey Littlechief painted the endangered piping plover for the mural project. (Photo by NCC)
    Indigenous artist leads mural project that teaches about species at risk

    “The first thing they will ask is ‘what is it,’ and then you begin to tell the story,” says artist Michael Lonechild on teaching children.
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  • NCC President and CEO John Lounds views NCC nature sites in virtual reality with the Honourable Ralph Goodale. (Photo by Mark Taylor)
    Nature lovers escape Canadian winter in an NCC art gallery nature set-up

    The week-long celebration of NCC’s newest securement was a combination of museum, art, and nature.
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