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Newfoundland and Labrador

Most places under NCC's care are open to the public. Please consult our website for site-specific updates.

As the only land trust organization in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has helped protect over 5,800 hectares of some of the best wilderness in the province. NCC currently protects land in nine project areas across the island. These range from coastal sites that host the East Coast Trail on the Avalon Peninsula to the internationally renowned Grand Codroy Estuary, near Channel-Port aux Basques. In Labrador, NCC created the NL Nature Atlas, an inventory of Labrador’s natural environment to support others with their land use planning.

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Browse our interactive map of nature reserves located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada. Our nature reserves are managed for the primary purpose of nature conservation, but visitors are welcome to explore many of these sites. Most of our nature reserves are open to pedestrian access on existing paths and during daylight hours. However, many of these lands do not have paths, are undeveloped, and may have hazards present, so care should be taken when visiting.

If you wish to get involved and learn more about becoming a volunteer to help look after these areas, please email us at: Atlantic.Volunteers@natureconservancy.ca.

Stories from the Field

Maritime gartersnake enjoying the sun. Maritime gartersnakes are likely one of two subspecies of common gartersnake observed in Newfoundland, and can be identified by their green-brown colouration and mottled pattern. (Photo by Prof. Julia Riley)

Maritime gartersnake enjoying the sun. Maritime gartersnakes are likely one of two subspecies of common gartersnake observed in Newfoundland, and can be identified by their green-brown colouration and mottled pattern. (Photo by Prof. Julia Riley)

Snakes, saints and sightings: What you can do to help uncover the mystery of gartersnakes in Newfoundland

What does the arrival of snakes mean for Newfoundland’s ecosystems and biodiversity? Will another non-native animal added to the mix spell trouble for the island’s unique, endemic and beloved species? Continue Reading »

Atlantic Interns gathering at Johnson's Mills Nature Reserve (Photo by NCC Staff)

Atlantic Interns gathering at Johnson's Mills Nature Reserve (Photo by NCC Staff)

Interns of Atlantic Canada

Looking after migratory shorebirds, debris cleanup, bringing awareness to communities and more — the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) interns of 2022 did it all. Read along to learn more about these eager young individuals and their achievements over the summer. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

NCC staff conducting fieldwork at the Black Ash Nature Reserve, NL. (Photo by Triina Voitk/NCC staff)

NCC staff conducting fieldwork at the Black Ash Nature Reserve, NL. (Photo by Triina Voitk/NCC staff)

International Women’s Day is about being inspired and inspiring others every day

March 8, 2023

For decades, International Women’s Day (March 8) has been celebrated around the world to recognize the achievements of women and our contributions to society. Every day, the people behind the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s... Continue Reading »

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