Stories from the field

Read about the science and stewardship projects Conservation Volunteers are supporting across the country!

  • Glossy buckthorn (Photo by NCC Staff)
    Glossy Buckthorn / Pugwash River Estuary

    Glossy buckthorn is an invasive non-native plant found in the Pugwash River Estuary in Nova Scotia. This podcast looks at why the Pugwash River Estuary is considered an important natural area, and how Glossy buckthorn removal on this site conserves biological diversity.
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    Thank you, volunteers!

    As we say goodbye to 2020, we wanted to take a moment to share a huge thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!
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    NCC's Big Backyard BioBlitz: Photo Gallery

    Check out some photos from NCC's Big Backyard BioBlitz! Have some photos of your own? Tag them using #NCCBioBlitz on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to have them appear in our gallery.
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  • Jennifer Haughton, NCC Volunteer. Photo by Jennifer Haughton
    Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Haughton

    Environmental sciences graduate and amateur nature photograper Jennifer Haughton shares why volunteering with NCC is important to her.
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  • The team at île du Moine, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    Nesting boxes: Encouraging the return of a threatened species

    Summer wouldn’t be the same without the twittering and warbling of barn swallows. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is currently working on reintroducing the species by building and erecting nesting boxes on its île du Moine property in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, on Lac Saint-Pierre.
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  • Lanna Campbell and volunteer John Nyren clean up Murray Harbour nature reserves (photo credit: Stephen DesRoches)
    Thank you, Murray Harbour volunteers!

    In August 2019, volunteers from NCC and INT travelled to the island nature reserves in Murray Harbour, PEI, to sweep them clean of plastics and marine garbage.
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