NCC's Josh Noseworthy records notes in the field (Photo by NCC)

NCC's Josh Noseworthy records notes in the field (Photo by NCC)

Applied Conservation Research at NCC

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is an evidence-based organization that uses the best available information to identify priority conservation actions. Research is essential in evaluating threats to biodiversity and comparing the effectiveness of conservation strategies.

NCC partners with researchers from academia, government and other non-governmental organizations to conduct research on NCC land across Canada. In addition, NCC’s national Weston Family Science Program will oversee new conservation research projects and partnerships to address pressing conservation challenges and inform conservation planning.

At NCC, we contribute to the knowledge of Canada’s biodiversity by documenting occurrences of rare species and ecosystems in the natural areas where we work. When the status of a rare species or the effectiveness of our conservation strategies is unknown, we engage in research to close these knowledge gaps so that we can revise and improve our management practices.

  • Cataloguing biodiversity on NCC properties is an important aspect of monitoring ecosystem health and alterations. Here, Mitchell MacMillan takes a photo of a plant to ID and record during an assessment on Holman's Island, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman).

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  • NCC reptile and amphibian technician, Louis Gagnon, records data during field variations of species at risk habitat models (Photo by NCC)

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  • A Conservation Volunteer takes notes during a survey of queen snakes (Photo by Bruce Kennedy)


  • Hikers at Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by NCC)

    Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program

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