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The swamp’s unlikely hero: a beetle

Purple loosestrife at Beaver Meadow wetland, ON. (Photo by Jen Arbeider/NCC staff)

Purple loosestrife at Beaver Meadow wetland, ON. (Photo by Jen Arbeider/NCC staff)

When I first started as a conservation technician with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in May, I was very excited to observe unique species of plants and wildlife, as well as work in a diversity of habitats and make a difference in...

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Little fairy ponds

Stream flowing through the site near Porter's Lake, NS (Photo by Sally Hilton/NCC staff)

Stream flowing through the site near Porter's Lake, NS (Photo by Sally Hilton/NCC staff)

There is never a dull moment at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). While some staff venture into the field looking for species and monitoring various habitats, others contribute to the action from afar. Everyone has an important role to play...

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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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A blazing start: Restoring habitat with a prescribed burn

Prescribed burn at Upper Big Creek Block of Norfolk County, ON (Photo by NCC)

Prescribed burn at Upper Big Creek Block of Norfolk County, ON (Photo by NCC)

How is burning a form of restoration and how does it work? Prescribed burns can be used for many different purposes: they can remove invasive species in an ecosystem, remove undergrowth on the forest floor, create new habitat for wildlife, provide...

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How I spent my summer helping conserve species at risk in the Prairies

Hare-footed locoweed (Photo by Kayleigh Weaver/NCC staff)

Hare-footed locoweed (Photo by Kayleigh Weaver/NCC staff)

This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as a conservation intern in southern Alberta. I spent most of my time working in the Milk River Ridge Natural Area with my direct manager, but I also...

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Candid captures: Unveiling grassland wildlife secrets

Ferruginous hawk (Photo by NCC)

Ferruginous hawk (Photo by NCC)

Whether it’s the dense lodgepole pine forests of Cypress Hills or the rolling hills of the surrounding grasslands, southeast Alberta is a remarkable and unique region to work in and explore. As a conservation coordinator for the Nature...

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Cave Pasture: A hoppy haven

Northern leopard frog (Photo by Sean Feagan/NCC staff)

Northern leopard frog (Photo by Sean Feagan/NCC staff)

As the 2023 communications and engagement intern with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Saskatchewan, I get to showcase different species and conservation properties that NCC is taking care of. The Cave Pasture property is the most recent...

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What five months in a cabin taught me about conservation

The view of the southern pond at Graham property (Photo by Alice Xiao/NCC staff)

The view of the southern pond at Graham property (Photo by Alice Xiao/NCC staff)

I always wanted to live in a cabin in the woods, to be away from the city and experience life in the countryside. I imagined it to be like in the picture books of woodland animals: baking, sewing and drinking tea in cozy wood cabins, all with a...

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Nature-friendly practices that benefit wildlife and plants

Orchard (Photo by NCC)

Orchard (Photo by NCC)

My name is Gabrielle and I'm a biologist. I'm currently completing my master's degree in environment and sustainable development, biodiversity management at the Université de Montréal. I've always been interested in ecological...

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The healing power of nature

Town Island, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)

Town Island, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)

As a conservation technician with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I’ve come to intimately understand the rejuvenating effects of nature. During my recent visit to Town Island, located about two kilometres from the mainland on Lake of...

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