Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Conservation 101

  • Prairie rose (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
    Native gardening 101

    By introducing native plants and some strategic design features to your garden, you can provide patches of natural habitat for many species. A well-designed backyard can offer birds and pollinators like butterflies, more living space, feeding opportunities and the safety of cover from predators.
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  • Glendale grizzlies, British Columbia (Photo by Klaus Gretzmacher)
    Natural corridors 101

    Part of a species' ability to adapt to environmental change is the opportunity to move to places that are more suitable. That's where natural corridors come in.
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  • Next Creek alpine lake (Photo by Steve Ogle)
    Nature-based Solutions 101

    Nature-based solutions
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  • Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Old-growth forests 101

    When thinking about healthy forests, it's not often we include dead, dying or diseased trees. But any forest manager will tell you that they're an essential part of a healthy forest ecosystem, and a key characteristic of old-growth.
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  • Cattle on working landscape, Alberta (Photo by Brent Calver)
    Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures

    Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECM) are areas that provide conservation benefits but are not managed primarily for the protection of nature.
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  • Karner blue male (Photo by www.anorchardaway.com)
    Species at Risk 101

    Species at risk are plants and animals that are in danger of disappearing from the wild.
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  • Moose in a wetland, British Columbia (Photo by Thomas Drasdauskis)
    Wetlands 101

    Wetlands are unique ecosystems where terrestrial and aquatic habitats meet. They are formed when water is trapped through poor drainage, occasional flooding or coastal barriers, such as sandbars.
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  • Narwhals (Photo by Mario Cyr)
    What is a polynya?

    A polynya, pronounced “pol-en-ya,” is a large, naturally occurring area of open water surrounded on all sides by sea ice. In Canada’s Arctic, there are 23 locations where these areas of open water occur.
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