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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

Town Island, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)

Town Island, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)

Protecting Town Island: A biologist’s perspective

In this video, Kristyn Ferguson shares what makes Town Island an urgent conservation priority, and its importance for both people and animals. Continue Reading »

Honeybee on butterflyweed (Photo by NCC)

Honeybee on butterflyweed (Photo by NCC)

Native plant gardening in Ontario

This spring, consider a low-maintenance garden that promotes native biodiversity. We've compiled some resources to help get you started. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

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

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

Learning new things in familiar places

October 6, 2021

To most people, warmer weather means soaking up the sun at the beach, making a northern weekend getaway to a picturesque cottage, or spending time with friends and family around the campfire or barbeque. While this applies to those of us in the... Continue Reading »

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