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Reciprocity in our relations

Group of Conservation Volunteers at the Red Deer Fence Pull event (Photo by NCC)

Group of Conservation Volunteers at the Red Deer Fence Pull event (Photo by NCC)

When we think about the relationships we have in our lives, it is easy to think about our family and friends. These are people who we can talk to and who we associate with love and happiness. When you think about the relationships in your life,...

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Inspiring youth at COP15

Kenauk, Quebec @Kenauk Nature

Kenauk, Quebec @Kenauk Nature

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP15 for short, is a two-week summit from December 7 to 19, 2022. Taking place in Montreal, delegations from governments, companies and...

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Deep in a thousand-hectare woods: Protecting the magic of Happy Valley Forest

Aerial view of Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Aerial view of Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

One day it rained red in Happy Valley Forest, and I was there to see it. This was not the red rain of cast-off maple leaves in the fall. This rain painted the tree branches in the spring. And I have witnesses. This is how it went down. It was...

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The Yarrow

Spread Eagle Mountain from The Yarrow (Photo by NCC)

Spread Eagle Mountain from The Yarrow (Photo by NCC)

As the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s natural area manager for the Waterton region in Alberta, I need to sometimes simply pinch myself and look around at the spellbinding landscapes that I work on. I started this role in May 2022. But I...

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Everywhere and all-around: Fence mapping in Alberta

Beaver damming activity, Collins Property, AB. (Photo by NCC)

Beaver damming activity, Collins Property, AB. (Photo by NCC)

It was a dry and hot, mid-July day in Red Deer, Alberta. Ashleigh and I, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) interns and participants in the Canadian Conservation Corps program, were heading to the Collins property. It was a wet spring, and the...

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Recognition and Reconciliation: The pathway forward is Indigenous-led conservation

Sunset at Hay Bay, Ontario (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Sunset at Hay Bay, Ontario (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Friday, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is intended to provide an opportunity for people to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. This day has also been observed as Orange Shirt Day since...

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SFI Conference Green Mentor Program sets the right example

For many mentees, the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference wasn’t just a chance to meet their mentor in person, but to also hear them speak in conference sessions. (Photo by NCC)

For many mentees, the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference wasn’t just a chance to meet their mentor in person, but to also hear them speak in conference sessions. (Photo by NCC)

In June 2022, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and its award-winning educational program Project Learning Tree (PLT) came together in Madison, Wisconsin, for a joint conference. The annual conference’s theme was...

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A prescription for forest health

Plantation rows in Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by NCC)

Plantation rows in Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by NCC)

When you think of a healthy, thriving forest, do you think of a straight lines of trees, all the same size, all the same species? Probably not. While tree plantations can be economically important and can provide significant ecological benefits...

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Prairie perceptions: Learning from landowners

Property in southeast Saskatchewan with a conservation easement with NCC (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Property in southeast Saskatchewan with a conservation easement with NCC (Photo by Jason Bantle)

This summer I was hired as a conservation intern assigned to help Marla, the stewardship coordinator in southeast Saskatchewan. Together, Marla and I travelled to the properties in southeast Saskatchewan that the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)...

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Check out these amazing finds from the 2022 Big Backyard BioBlitz

Monarch butterfly on Joe-pyeweed (Photo by NCC)

Monarch butterfly on Joe-pyeweed (Photo by NCC)

Over the July 28–August 1 weekend, thousands of volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) annual Big Backyard BioBlitz. Together, we were able to contribute a total of over 50,000 observations of more than...

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