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Nova Scotian adventures
(Web Page; Thu Jul 24 17:01:00 CDT 2014)
Having spent my summers in Cape Breton, I am no stranger to the fickle weather found here in Nova Scotia. So far, we have been lucky to have mostly decent weather for our field work (so far anyway). Whether it is tromping through the bu...
Description: Having spent my summers in Cape Breton, I am no stranger to the fickle weather found here in Nova Scotia. So far, we have been lucky to have mostly decent weather for our field work (so far anyway). Whether it is tromping through the bush in pouring rain, or hiking through blisteringly sunny weather, our field days always come up with something to make me go, “wow.”
Backpack Essentials: Beat the bite
(Web Page; Wed Aug 21 14:08:00 CDT 2019)
Summer is my favourite season. It’s the best time of year to be outside enjoying the sunshine. For mosquitoes, it is also a good time for them to feed on unsuspecting humans. In Canada, these blood-sucking creatures rarely carry de...
Description: Check out what one of our interns recommends for dealing with mosquitoes while working outdoors.
Field day prep: What’s in your backpack?
(Web Page; Mon Jun 24 12:08:00 CDT 2019)
Removing barbed-wire fences, weed pulling and property assessments: these are just a few of the grueling tasks that natural area managers (NAMs) at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) do every day on the job. Much of their time is spe...
Description: When you spend a lot of time in the weather-unpredictable Alberta outdoors, it's important to fill your backpack with everything you'll need to get you through the day safely.
How do I love the prairie? Let me count the ways
(Web Page; Fri Jul 03 18:31:00 CDT 2015)
Once again I will be spending a few weeks out at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s fescue prairie preserves south of Riding Mountain National Park, studying plant-pollinator interactions. The beginning of June marked my first trip...
Description: Once again I will be spending a few weeks out at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s fescue prairie preserves south of Riding Mountain National Park, studying plant-pollinator interactions.
Top 10 blog posts of 2016
(Web Page; Thu Mar 22 14:20:00 CDT 2018)
This past year, Land Lines published content that celebrated the wonders of the world around us. From adventures on high mountain tops to exploring coastal habitats in Atlantic Canada, stories have come in from Nature Conservancy of Cana...
Description: NCC's Editorial Coordinator, Raechel Bonomo, takes readers through the top 10 blogs posts on Land Lines from 2016.
Backpack Essentials: Get ready for wetlands
(Web Page; Thu Aug 15 14:15:00 CDT 2019)
This blog post is part of the Backpack Essentials series, a series that explores the items that Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff carry with them when heading outside. It is inspired by the quarterly Nature Conservancy of Canada M...
Description: What is it like to spend a day in a wetland? Read our blog to see how one summer stewardship intern tackles this daunting yet fascinating ecosystem.
60 things – A year to remember
(Web Page; Mon Aug 19 11:07:00 CDT 2019)
My name is Dianne Young, and I turned 60 in February. I wanted to do something special to celebrate but couldn’t decide what to do. Hot air balloon ride? I’ve always wanted to do that. Tandem parachute jump? I’ve always...
Description: In honour of my 60th birthday, I’m going to do 60 things that I’ve never done before. Here is the story about one of those things, which involves the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Our top stories of 2015
(Web Page; Thu Dec 31 10:35:00 CST 2015)
You know how they say time flies when you're having fun? Well here at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), it seems like every time we blink, another year has passed.
It's been a great year for conservation, and another great year of...
Description: How quickly time flies! It's been another great year for conservation, and we've shared hundreds of wonderful stories with you here on Land Lines. Here were our top 10 most read blog posts of 2015.
Camping in the tall grass prairie
(Web Page; Thu Sep 19 15:14:00 CDT 2019)
This past summer, the tall grass prairie of Stuartburn, Manitoba, was filled with the sounds of footsteps and laughter. Stephanie Murray, a former communications and engagement intern with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC&rs...
Description: Stephanie Murray of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Manitoba Region engaged local youths to learn about nature by running summer camps in partnership with a local rural municipality. Read on to find out what she learned from being in the tall grass prairie.
To leash or not to leash — should that even be a question?
(Web Page; Tue Jul 21 15:30:00 CDT 2020)
From one dog lover to another, there is nothing better than seeing your canine companion happy in nature without the constraints of a leash. Whether it is running freely in an open meadow, jumping over boulders or zig zagging through tre...
Description: Here are some reasons behind the dogs-on-leash rules that you might see at the majority of conservation areas.