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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 84,226 hectares (more than 208,127 acres) 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

Flight Club Marsh sign (Photo courtesy of Paul Brisco, LandSaleListings)

Flight Club Marsh sign (Photo courtesy of Paul Brisco, LandSaleListings)

How a hunt club became NCC’s newest conservation area

NCC is proud to be the new owner of the Flight Club marsh and part of a landscape-scale collaboration to ensure the Big Creek marshes continue to provide critical habitat for waterfowl and other species. Continue Reading »

Blue-spotted salamander (Photo by John Mitchell, Figment Films)

Blue-spotted salamander (Photo by John Mitchell, Figment Films)

Salamanders of Pelee Island

Pelee Island is home to three species of salamander: red-spotted newt, small-mouthed salamander and blue-spotted salamander. It is also home to a unique population of unisexual (all-female) salamanders found nowhere else in Canada. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

A throwback to working in Backus Woods

September 24, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for the summer of 2019 as a conservation technician out of the Norfolk County, Ontario, office. When I first came to Norfolk, I was expecting to see mostly farmland and... Continue Reading »

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