Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area (Photo by NCC)
    Managing invasives in the South Okanagan

    What does it mean to steward a conservation area? Can’t nature take care of itself, if we just keep out of its way?
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  • The largest larch, Darkwoods, BC (Photo by NCC)
    The largest larch

    When you are just one tree among thousands in the diverse forests of Darkwoods, what does it take to stand out?
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  • A meadow of common camas in bloom at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (Photo by Paul Hacker)
    Harbours of biodiversity

    How high-flying drones are helping us read the nutrient content of plants in Garry oak meadows.
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  • Carol, Walter and Canela Latter at Cherry Meadows (Photo courtesy the Latters)
    Witnessing the return of a wetland

    Carol and Walter Latter watched the farm fields in front of their home be restored into the natural wetlands they once were.
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