British Columbia

As a result of the current impact of COVID-19, the Nature Conservancy of Canada urges you to postpone your trips to NCC conservation properties and trails until further notice.  Read more >

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.

Stories from the Field

Kootenay River Ranch ecosystem restoration project (Photo by NCC)

Kootenay River Ranch ecosystem restoration project (Photo by NCC)

Restoring open forests and grasslands in the East Kootenay

Winter is an important time for tending to forest management on NCC’s conservation land in the East Kootenay. This is when we get busy with thinning the trees that are encroaching on the open forest and grassland ecosystems that have naturally occurred here for thousands of years. Continue Reading »

Nancy Newhouse, NCC's BC regional vice-president, hugs Ktunaxa Nation Council chairperson Kathryn Teneese at Jumbo Valley celebration (Photo by Pat Morrow)

Nancy Newhouse, NCC's BC regional vice-president, hugs Ktunaxa Nation Council chairperson Kathryn Teneese at Jumbo Valley celebration (Photo by Pat Morrow)

An Indigenous-led conservation effort succeeds in southeastern BC

After decades of uncertainty about the future of an ecologically and culturally significant area in BC's Central Purcell Mountains, the Ktunaxa Nation can now move forward with their vision to establish an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Windy Bay Creek, a river habitat typical to Haida Gwaii and similar to the Honna River where I was fishing. (Photo by Janel Saydam)

Windy Bay Creek, a river habitat typical to Haida Gwaii and similar to the Honna River where I was fishing. (Photo by Janel Saydam)

Learning from Indigenous leadership in Haida Gwaii (part one)

April 9, 2020

Joy, surprise, fear and panic: the flood of emotions that came over me when I finally felt a powerful tug and heard the whine of my reel, which was rapidly losing line. This tug was distinctive, and I immediately knew it was a large fish. When I... Continue Reading »

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