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

  • Sharon Butala and her husband Peter donated Old Man on His Back ranch to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    Sharon Butala reflects on donating Old Man on His Back 20 years ago

    Sharon Butala talks about what it meant to her to see Old Man on His Back in the care of NCC for 20 years, and how a freak weather event at the anniversary celebrations left her exhilarated.
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  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Vice President accepts a cheque from K+S Potash Canada's Eric Cline for grassland habitat offset. (Photo by Mark Taylor)
    NCC receives almost $1M in unprecedented grassland habitat offset in Saskatchewan

    "Ensuring development is done responsibly, with proper environmental compensation, provides our best hope for the future," says NCC Natural Area Manager Cameron Wood
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  • Eric Grace enjoys a sunset at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by NCC)
    Donor Profile: Conserving grasslands a passion for Eric Grace

    In Saskatchewan, between 17 and 21 per cent of original native prairie remains intact. Eric Grace is doing his part to conserve it.
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  • Jean Kendall (left) and her 10-year-old granddaughter Tanaeya Kring walk through the fields of grasslands at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by Mark Taylor)
    Grandmother-granddaughter duo travel 2,500 km to visit NCC grassland property

    A grandmother and her granddaughter travelled from northern Ontario to southwest Saskatchewan to see NCC's Old Man on His Back property.
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  • NCC's Cameron Wood hikes with the Google Trekker at Fairy Hill. (Photo by NCC)
    People with disabilities can virtually hike NCC conservation sites

    Not everyone is lucky enough to have bodies that can hike. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is bringing nature to people like Timmy England.
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  • Robin Poitras jingles bells on her knees as part of a dance performance at NCC's Fairy Hill. (Photo by NCC)
    Culture and dance brought to Fairy Hill conservation site

    Grasslands are important for nature conservation, but they are also an important part of human history. Dancers helped add to the culture that has been at NCC's Fairy Hill for centuries.
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