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Leaving no trace when taking nature photos

Spending time in nearby nature fosters a deeper appreciation for it (Photo by Mariam Qureshi)

Spending time in nearby nature fosters a deeper appreciation for it (Photo by Mariam Qureshi)

As nature enthusiasts, many of us love to capture the beauty of the outdoors through photography. However, it's important to remember that we have a responsibility to protect the natural environment we love so much. This is where the Leave No...

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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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Fifty years ago

Abraham Lake Nature Reserve, NS (Photo by Len Wagg)

Abraham Lake Nature Reserve, NS (Photo by Len Wagg)

Fifty years ago, as a junior forester, I was introduced to “Big Red.” Towering above the other red spruce trees in a classic example of old-growth Wabanaki (Acadian) forest, Big Red was located near the trailhead of the Nature...

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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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Striving for fluid human-wildlife coexistence

Pronghorn (Photo by NCC)

Pronghorn (Photo by NCC)

My name is Evan Mah and I am an ecological restoration technician as a part of the Next Generation Conservation Leaders program with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). My job often involves routine fence maintenance and adjustments; however,...

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Champions of conservation: landowners’ commitment to nature

From left to right: Clint Blyth, Anja Sorensen (NCC staff) and Jody Blyth (Photo by Emily Schulte/NCC staff)

From left to right: Clint Blyth, Anja Sorensen (NCC staff) and Jody Blyth (Photo by Emily Schulte/NCC staff)

Landowners Clint and Jody Blyth made the 2023 Pipestone Creek Bioblitz (held on June 13) possible (read more about the event in part one of this blog). It was a great opportunity for people to learn about conservation and the Blyths’...

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Meet NCC’s 2023 summer interns: Misha Golin

Misha Golin hugging a tree (Photo by NCC)

Misha Golin hugging a tree (Photo by NCC)

As my internship with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) comes to an end, it has been an honour to connect with fellow interns from across the nation to share their stories and inspire future NCC interns and volunteers to work in this...

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A hidden paradise

Scarlet tanager seen during the 2023 Spring Song Bird Race (Photo by Jasmine Eagleden/NCC staff)

Scarlet tanager seen during the 2023 Spring Song Bird Race (Photo by Jasmine Eagleden/NCC staff)

It all started at a young age; I have always had a passion for all aspects of nature. I would spend hours outdoors exploring and discovering the animals and insects around me. When I had to be indoors, I loved watching Animal Planet and the...

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