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Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Fort Ellice, MB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Featured Projects

  • A cluster of small white lady's-slipper (Photo by Melissa Grantham)
    Brandon Urban Ecological Preserve

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with landowners, various levels of government and others toward a solution that adequately supports the conservation of a Brandon orchid population.
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  • Carly Dow chasing skipperlings, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    Community-Nominated Priority Places

    Environment Canada invested $1.9 million in Manitoba's endangered Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area to support the work of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and our partners.
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  • Douglas Marsh (Photo by NCC)
    Douglas Marsh 4

    Thanks to donors like you, Douglas Marsh 4, a piece of the largest wetland system in the Assiniboine Delta aquifer, has been secured.
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  • Drinkwalter property (Photo by NCC/Josh Dillabough)
    Drinkwalter Sandhills

    Drinkwalter Sandhills is a beautiful and biodiverse property in the Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands Natural Area.
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  • Cow elk, Riding Mountain Aspen Parkland, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    Elk Glen

    The Elk Glen property, located just south of Riding Mountain National Park, spans 646 hectares (1,596 acres) and is defined by hilly topography and a diverse mixture of habitat types which include forest, wetlands and prairie.
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  • Chestnut-collared longspur (Photo by Christian Artuso, iNaturalist, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
    Fort Ellice: A Hidden Gem

    The Fort Ellice 3 project is a rare conservation opportunity. Surrounded by the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s existing Fort Ellice project and the Ellice/Archie Community Pasture, this 261-hectare (644-acre) parcel of land is the key land holding needed to complete one of the last large intact expanses of native prairie grassland in Manitoba.
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  • Juvenile burrowing owls (Photo by Lauren Meads)
    Jackson Pipestone Prairie and Wetlands

    The Jackson Pipestone Prairie and Wetlands project consists of 518 ha across the Broomhill Prairie and Oak-Plum Lakes Important Bird Area properties, and is a key securement opportunity to support grassland conservation in Manitoba.
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  • Kurian property, MB (Photo by NCC)
    Kurian Property

    The 130-hectare (320-acre) Kurian property is located in the northern portion of the Whitemouth River Natural Area, and is characteristic of black spruce bog and tamarack larch fen habitats that are found in the lowlands of the Canadian Shield.
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  • Killdeer. Photo by Thomas Fricke
    Lake Ranch

    The Lake Ranch project is a once in a generation opportunity to conserve a large tract of endangered tall-grass prairie, wetland, forest, and lakeshore.
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  • Ostrich fern (Photo by Alain Maire, CC BY-NC 4.0)
    Makinak Woods 2

    The Makinak Woods II project is located east of Riding Mountain National Park and is a conservation priority due to its ability to hold and slow the flow of water flowing down the Manitoba escarpment.
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  • Maple Lake project, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    Maple Lake Project

    The Maple Lake property, purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Vinck, is one of our first fee-simple projects completed in the unique Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands region of southwest Manitoba.
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  • Dakota skipper (Photo by Phil Delphey/Wikimedia Commons)
    Oak Lake North - Susan Lacey's Legacy

    Located 11 kilometres southwest of the town of Oak Lake, this property boasts diverse habitat, including mixed-grass prairie, wetlands and riverbank habitat. The property was recently the site of an exciting discovery of species that were not previously known to exist here.
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  • Prairie pothole wetlands, West Souris Mixed-grass Prairie Natural Area, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    Southwest Manitoba Priority Place

    The Southwest Manitoba Priority Place Conservation Planning Initiative is seeking your perspectives, ideas and feedback.
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  • Wild bergamot (Photo by Sarah Ludlow/NCC staff)
    Stony Mountain Prairie Preserve

    Just minutes from Winnipeg, this preserve features a variety of amazing plant species and several trails to explore. This rare prairie remnant provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with Manitoba's provincial flower, the prairie crocus.
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  • The Forks Prairie Garden, Manitoba (Photo by NCC)
    The Forks Prairie Garden

    Just a stone's throw from the pulsing heart of Winnipeg, at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, lies the Nature Conservancy of Canada's The Forks Prairie Garden project.
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  • The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, MB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    The Weston Family Tallgrass Prairie Interpretive Centre

    Located in the heart of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, the Interpretive Centre (a redesigned 3,000-square-foot home) is located on a 65-hectare (160-acre) site representing the beauty and diversity of the surrounding rare ecosystem.
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  • Sunset, Town Island, Kenora, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)
    Town Island

    For generations, the natural beauty of Lake of the Woods has inspired campers, cottagers and residents alike. This vast wilderness, which runs through Ontario, Manitoba and Minnesota, provides priceless opportunities for people to connect with the best of Canadian nature.
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  • L-R: Kevin Teneycke, Gordon Beddome, Ken Norquay and Josh Dillabough at Wabano Aki (Photo by Fayaz Hasan)
    Wabano Aki - Tomorrows Land

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with local Anishinaabe representatives and the Beddome family to jointly steward and monitor 305 hectares on the banks of the Assiniboine River, south of Shilo. The announcement is being made as a celebration and testament of the whole-of-society approach necessary to address the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
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  • Bur oak with mixed-grass prairie on the Yellow Quill Prairie, MB (Photo by NCC)
    Yellow Quill Prairie

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) established the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve south of Brandon, Manitoba, in 1998 to give the few remaining species at risk in this area a better chance for survival, and to maintain the last intact remnants of their natural habitats.
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