About the Landmark Campaign

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Completed in 2020, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Landmark Campaign has been the largest fundraising campaign for conservation in Canada’s history. More than 110,000 donors came together to conserve more land faster, connect Canadians to nature and inspire the next generation of conservation leaders. Over the course of this eight-year initiative, Canadians from coast to coast to coast took conservation into their own hands and donated more than $750 million to save the lands and waters that sustain us all. Together, we are delivering a historic and lasting impact for nature.

Visit nccnaturescapes.ca today and take a virtual tour of some of the 540 properties you’ve protected through the Landmark Campaign.

Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey of hope and conservation.  Let’s continue to build on this momentum, together, to protect Canada’s natural spaces.

We are pleased to recognize our donors who supported the Landmark Campaign. Read some of their inspiring stories about their support, here.


Signature conservation projects

Learn more about some of the large-scale signature land and water conservation projects you made possible during the Landmark Campaign.

Heart of Gold Grasslands, Lac-du-Bois, BC (Photo by NCC)

Heart of Gold, BC

Next Creek, BC (Photo by Gordon MacPherson

Darkwoods Expansion, BC

Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor Oelke property in the Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by Brent Calver)

Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor, AB

Boreal forest, AB (Photo by MichelRapinski)

Canada's largest protected forest, AB

Endangered Grasslands, MB - Lynnea Parker

Endangered grasslands, MB

Hole in the Wall, SK (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Endangered grasslands, SK

Big Trout Bay Lake Superior,ON (Photo by Costal Productions)

The Last Great Lakes Wilderness, ON

Backus Woods, ON (Photo by NCC)

Canada's hot spot for rare species, ON

Kenauk, QC (Photo by Kenauk Nature)

Kenauk Wildlife Corridor, QC

Colpitt Lake, NS (Photo by Irwin-Barrett)

Shaw Wilderness Park, NS

Walruses in Lancaster Sound, NU (Photo by Mario Cyr)

Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound), NU


Species at risk

Thanks to your support of the Landmark Campaign, you have protected habitat for more than 130 Canadian species at risk, including 10 that are more globally threatened than the giant panda and seven found nowhere else in the world. Learn more about some of these species:

Gulf of St. Lawrence beach pinweed (Photo by David Mazerolle)

Beach pinweed

Blanding's Turtle (Photo by NCC)

Blanding's turtle

Boreal felt lichen (Photo by Ian Goudie/Wikimedia Commons)

Boreal felt lichen

Butternut (Photo by NCC)


Eastern wolf (Photo by Manuel Henriques)

Eastern wolf

Harris's sparrow (Photo by Annika Lindqvist, CC-BY)

Harris's sparrow

Little brown bat (Photo by Ann Froschauer, USFWS/Wikimedia Commons)

Little brown bat

Maritime ringlet (Photo by NCC)

Maritime ringlet

Spotted turtle (Photo by John Mitchell, Figment Films)

Spotted turtle

Victorin’s water-hemlock (photo by Frederic Coursol)

Victorin's water-hemlock

Curious wood turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Wood turtle




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