Ontario

Since 1962, Canada’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has been protecting Ontario’s most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Along with its partners, NCC has helped to protect more than 184,000 acres (74,400 hectares) in Ontario. From the north shore of Lake Superior to Pelee Island in Lake Erie, NCC works to protect the province’s most significant natural landscapes.

Stories from the Field

Tagging an eastern loggerhead shrike in the Napanee Plain, ON (Photo by Vincent Luk/Evermaven)

Tagging an eastern loggerhead shrike in the Napanee Plain, ON (Photo by Vincent Luk/Evermaven)

2018 was a great year in Ontario

As the birds fly south, wetlands freeze and alvars become covered with snow, stewardship and conservation staff in Ontario have hung up their hats and put away their hiking boots for another season to take stock of what was accomplished. Continue Reading »

Big brown bat, Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

Big brown bat, Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)

Monitoring for myotis in Happy Valley Forest

Throughout the past summer, NCC and the Toronto Zoo have been recording the echolocation calls of bats on and around NCC’s conservation lands in the Happy Valley Forest. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

A wetland in the Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)

A wetland in the Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)

Wetlands in the Frontenac Arch

February 15, 2019

Late last autumn, I was travelling with a friend through the Frontenac Arch. For me, this is a daily occurrence, but I sometimes forget that other people don’t see forests, lakes and wetlands on their morning commutes. It’s always a... Continue Reading »

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Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfield-Browne)