Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Gullchucks Estuary, BC

Stories From the Field

  • 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.
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  • Volunteers at James Island (Photo by NCC)
    The secret life of common garden plants

    In the spirit of national Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s stewardship coordinators in BC are sharing some notable troublesome invasive plants that they manage on our conservation lands.
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  • Students from John Norquay Public School, Nature Days Vancouver (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)
    Checking up on Cheakamus

    It’s a cold wet February day when Steve Godfrey and Esme Batten arrive at the Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale, BC, to conduct the annual conservation check up.
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  • 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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