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Nature makes it possible

“Nature is the like most skilled of therapists, the warmest of old friends, and the most nurturing of beloved family members, all wrapped up together. Nature is where I go to heal, recharge, and reawaken.” (Photo of Bruce Peninsula National Park by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

“Nature is the like most skilled of therapists, the warmest of old friends, and the most nurturing of beloved family members, all wrapped up together. Nature is where I go to heal, recharge, and reawaken.” (Photo of Bruce Peninsula National Park by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

Nature is and always has been the answer. It sustains us. It is resilient. It has the power to heal and inspire. The Nature Conservancy of Canada recently invited staff to share how nature inspires, nurtures and makes life possible for them. Just...

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Black ash, beetles and beavers

Kayla, Olivia and Jen caging a black ash tree (Photo by Julia Ball/NCC)

Kayla, Olivia and Jen caging a black ash tree (Photo by Julia Ball/NCC)

By Julia Ball, Kayla Fisher and Olivia Lymburner Three of us, Julia Ball, Kayla Fisher and Olivia Lymburner, had the pleasure of being conservation interns with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Newfoundland and Labrador during the summer...

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International Women’s Day is about being inspired and inspiring others every day

NCC staff conducting fieldwork at the Black Ash Nature Reserve, NL. (Photo by Triina Voitk/NCC staff)

NCC staff conducting fieldwork at the Black Ash Nature Reserve, NL. (Photo by Triina Voitk/NCC staff)

For decades, International Women’s Day (March 8) has been celebrated around the world to recognize the achievements of women and our contributions to society. Every day, the people behind the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s...

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Enjoy nature indoors

Beaver Hills, AB (Photo by Brent Calver)

Beaver Hills, AB (Photo by Brent Calver)

While there is nothing like exploring the outdoors first-hand, not everyone has access to a natural area near them. However, you can stay in touch with nature — even experience an Arctic excursion — through films and books, from the...

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Peek into the nests of some Canada’s most iconic birds

Osprey in their nest (Photo by Lorne)

Osprey in their nest (Photo by Lorne)

Around the world, wildlife cameras have been set up in places where birds nest. The purposes of these cameras vary, but each has the ability to help viewers connect to and learn about their subjects in new ways. With live feeds often rolling 24...

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Do you get enough Vitamin N?

Father and child by the lake (Photo by Laubenstein Karen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

Father and child by the lake (Photo by Laubenstein Karen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

You find yourself breathing more deeply, taking in the sharp scent of pine and the sweet mustiness of leaves returning to dust on the forest floor beneath your feet. For a moment, the quiet is broken only by birdsong — the notes that...

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What the knowledge of how trees communicate means for forest conservation

A shady Douglas-fir forest (Photo by Jenny McCune)

A shady Douglas-fir forest (Photo by Jenny McCune)

Japanese people are generally familiar with shinrin-yoku or forest bathing — the practice of being immersed in a forest. In Germany, the concept is referred to as Waldsehligkeit, a feeling of profound well-being that comes from being...

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NCC staff tips for exploring nature this Canada Day

NCC National staff at MacMillan Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by NCC)

NCC National staff at MacMillan Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by NCC)

There’s nothing quite like hiking through a natural area and literally stopping to smell the roses. As Canadians, we’re so fortunate to have a backyard of diverse landscapes just waiting to be explored. This Canada Day, lace up your...

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The future of conservation is female (Part one)

Jenna Siu (Photo by NCC)

Jenna Siu (Photo by NCC)

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), over the course of the month we will be celebrating three young women who work for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Ontario Region. We will speak with them to learn more...

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10 ways to start 2019 naturally

Snowshoeing is a great way to connect with nature over the holidays (CC0 1.0)

Snowshoeing is a great way to connect with nature over the holidays (CC0 1.0)

With 2018 come and gone, there’s no better time than now to turn over a new leaf. The beginning of a new year brings new possibilities, and we make resolutions that we hope will stick over the next 365 days. Whether you’re hoping to...

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