Stories from the Field

  • One property that I helped monitor this summer stood out from the rest, with its old-growth forest and fern-covered forest floor. (Photo by NCC)

    Private land conservation: Another option

    As this past summer’s Nova Scotia conservation engagement intern with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I was given the opportunity to...
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  • Brock Hussey (Photo by NCC)

    Living out my passion for conservation

    I have always had a passion for nature, like many people in the conservation field. Growing up, I was always outside surrounded by nature,...
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  • Justine standing on the rocky side of Meade Glacier (Photo courtesy of Justine Coutu)

    A journey through Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes

    Right after the end of my communications internship at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I had the pleasure of embarking on a 12-day...
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  • Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area, AB (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)

    Nature Destinations for a nation

    When I first discovered NCC’s Nature Destinations program, I thought it was a fantastic idea! Combining conservation with public recreation...
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  • Tall grass prairie, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)

    Camping in the tall grass prairie

    Stephanie Murray of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Manitoba Region engaged local youths to learn about nature by running summer camps in...
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  • Blue orchard mason bee (Photo by Robert Engelhardt)

    Making friends with the solitary bees

    When you think of bees, your mind probably goes to honey, hives and stingers. What if I told you that there was a species of bee, native to...
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  • Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

    A throwback to working in Backus Woods

    I had the pleasure of working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for the summer of 2019 as a conservation technician out of the...
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  • Lion's Head Provincial Park Reserve trail sign (Photo by Hai Lin Wang/NCC staff)

    On top of the Lion’s Head

    Check out what our national communications intern experienced on a trip to the Bruce Peninsula with Parkbus.
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  • Maia Herriot and her parents (Photo by NCC)

    Take the people you love to the places you love

    I was working as the communications intern for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Saskatchewan Region this summer, and when the...
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  • Me as a child in China (Photo courtesy of Hai Lin Wang)

    The language we all speak

    When my parents decided to immigrate to Canada, it was not an easy task. Moving into our new Canadian home at age nine, I found myself feeling...
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