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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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Embracing small acts of conservation: A guide to help nature with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Flathead River, BC (Photo by NCC)

Flathead River, BC (Photo by NCC)

Nature is a source of wonder and inspiration for people around the world. For me, it's been a source of happiness since I was a young child, spending free time outside in nature has always been my thing! Its beauty and biodiversity are essential...

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Learning not to eat a newt

Beaver pond (Photo by Lenore Atwood)

Beaver pond (Photo by Lenore Atwood)

Our encounters with the natural world are often unexpected and surprising. Lenore, an ardent nature photographer, looks over an ancient beaver pond while perching motionless on a log. “They also serve who only sit and wait” is her...

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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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My journey with the majestic snow geese: Unveiling climate change clues in Canada

Snow geese (Photo by Leta Pezderic/NCC staff)

Snow geese (Photo by Leta Pezderic/NCC staff)

I've always been captivated by Canada's diverse landscapes. They boast not only breathtaking beauty but also a rich diversity of bird species, especially remarkable waterfowl. The annual migrations of these birds are more than just natural...

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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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Embracing Indigenous wisdom: My journey as a newcomer in Canada

Lake Huron, ON, one of the places where I go in nature for reflection (Photo by Rebecca Samuel/NCC staff)

Lake Huron, ON, one of the places where I go in nature for reflection (Photo by Rebecca Samuel/NCC staff)

Growing up in India, I always hoped to move abroad for higher studies, gain new experiences and better opportunities. I also had a passion to learn more about nature and wildlife. So, moving to Canada was a dream come true for me. I was going to...

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Reflections on Land-based connections

Eastern Georgian Bay Coast, ON (Photo by NCC)

Eastern Georgian Bay Coast, ON (Photo by NCC)

I grew up in southern Ontario, playing in the farms and forests of the Oak Ridges moraine north of Toronto, and spending time in the summers at a small, rustic rental cottage on Georgian Bay, just north of Parry Sound. This cottage was a place...

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The Land remembers: Beading as reflection

Buffalo Place (Beadwork by Raechel Wastesicoot/NCC staff)

Buffalo Place (Beadwork by Raechel Wastesicoot/NCC staff)

My identity, culture, the Kanyen'kéha language, our traditions and stories are all based on the Land and how Mother Earth has and continues to support us. When I partake in any aspect of my culture, and specifically in my beadwork, I think...

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Take time for reflection

Nova Scotia's South Shore (Photo by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

Nova Scotia's South Shore (Photo by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

Saturday, September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity for people to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools and celebrate Indigenous resiliency and culture today. This day has...

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