Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

What We Do

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s largest national land conservation organization. Since 1962, we have helped to protect more than 15 million hectares across the country.

Our conservation process has been fine-tuned over decades of on-the-ground work, and continues to evolve to meet our changing needs.

NCC staff member Rebecca Reimer and University of Lethbridge field assistant Kirsty McFadyen erect fencing around newly planted wood-poppy seedlings (Photo by Jenny McCune)
Conservation Research

Find out about our research priorities, projects, partners, funding and other resources.

Once a farm field, now a new wetland (Photo by NCC)
Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem restoration is making a difference for species at risk, the fight against biodiversity loss and safeguarding the benefits that nature provides people.

Warner Philip Conservation Area, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis)
Government of Canada Partnership

Learn more about our unique public-private partnership with the Government of Canada.

Prairie grassland, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
Grasslands Conservation

Our Prairie Grasslands Action Plan will lead efforts to conserve more than 500,000 hectares by 2030 — an area six times the city of Calgary. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Martina Shovar dances at the celebration for Columbia Lake-Lot 48 (Photo by Cole Lord May)
Indigenous Conservation

We believe by working together, we can achieve great things in restoring and conserving the natural environment that we collectively value. Learn more about the places we are working in, the projects we are working on and Peoples we are working alongside.

Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Gordon MacPherson)
Nature + Climate  Accelerator

Learn about nature-based solutions, our first defense in battling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Spring peeper (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
Resource Centre

Learn more about some of the concepts and terms behind our work, discover some of the species whose habitat we aim to protect or download some of our conservation planning documents.


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