British Columbia

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) first project in British Columbia was to help with the acquisition of Mud Bay in 1974 — a vibrant intertidal property in Vancouver's Boundary Bay. Since then, we have completed more than 100 projects that protect more than 820,000 hectares (2,000,000 acres) of the province's most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the BC Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward British Columbia's natural heritage. This work is focussed in 11 priority natural areas across the province.

Stories from the Field

Prescribed burn at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Pete Laing)

Prescribed burn at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Pete Laing)

How to burn a meadow

After six years of waiting, the right combination of weather, people and planning finally allowed us to set the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve on fire. Continue Reading »

Pair of Williamson's sapsucker (Photo by Patty McGann)

Pair of Williamson's sapsucker (Photo by Patty McGann)

Home is where the heart rot is

Imagine being so particular about the house you can live in that if your home were destroyed it would take centuries to build a new one. For old-growth-forest-dependent species like Williamson’s sapsucker, this is exactly the situation they face. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Hiking on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Gordon MacPherson)

Hiking on Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Gordon MacPherson)

2020 may just have been Canada’s most important year for nature conservation

December 30, 2020

A year ago, there was much anticipation in the conservation community that 2020 would perhaps be the most important year ever for nature. Canada’s Nature Fund promised to accelerate the conservation of our wild spaces and species. There was... Continue Reading »

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