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

Wood duck at Chase Woods Nature Preserve (Photo by Ren Ferguson)

Wood duck at Chase Woods Nature Preserve (Photo by Ren Ferguson)

Build it and they will come

Following successful wetland restoration at the Chase Woods Natural Preserve, a local avian survey specialist reports an overall increase in the number and diversity of birds in the area. Continue Reading »

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 »

From Our Blog

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Nature-based solutions for an uncertain future

March 22, 2021

Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. But many people in the world don’t have taps or drains. In fact, over... Continue Reading »

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