Stories from the Field

  • Hauling out invasive phragmites that were removed on an NCC property. (Photo by NCC)

    Life in Ontario's deep south

    Learn about the unique species and diverse landscapes on Ontario's southernmost inhabited island - Pelee Island - from NCC's conservation...
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  • NCC Conservation Biologist Allison Patrick on a couch in the Long Marsh. (Photo by NCC)

    A Christmas wish…in a salt marsh, in May

    Discover how a special piece of trash went full circle back to its owner.
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  • Wetland assessment in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

    Opportunities that shaped my view on conservation and the environment

    Shortly after graduating from the University of Winnipeg, I began my first internship with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Manitoba...
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  • 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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