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 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

Lewis's woodpecker (Photo by fishaspey / iNaturalist, CC-BY-NC)

Lewis's woodpecker (Photo by fishaspey / iNaturalist, CC-BY-NC)

Finding a home in unexpected places

Home to many cavity-dwelling species including the Lewis's woodpecker, wildlife trees harbour hidden biodiverse worlds. How do we make sure these habitats last in BC? Continue Reading »

Mushrooms of mycorrhizal fungi associated with Garry oak trees (Photo by Larry White)

Mushrooms of mycorrhizal fungi associated with Garry oak trees (Photo by Larry White)

What's in a name?

As we learn more about the mutually beneficial relationship between Garry oak trees and the microscopic fungi at their root tips, a team of researchers are untangling decades of misidentification with these fungi species. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

The buzz about bumble bees

June 20, 2022

The western bumble bee is a medium-sized (measuring one to two centimetres in length) bumble bee, with a band of yellow hair across its thorax (the area between its head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a... Continue Reading »

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