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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

Minesing Wetlands (Photo by NCC)

Minesing Wetlands (Photo by NCC)

Forests, wetlands and grasslands: The superheroes of flood control

Forests, wetlands and even grasslands help to slow down erosion, absorb water and provide a natural buffer to lakes and rivers. Continue Reading »

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 »

From Our Blog

Wild male turkey (Photo by Wayne Dumbleton, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Wild male turkey (Photo by Wayne Dumbleton, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Lovebirds: The day I broke a turkey's heart

October 9, 2020

One of my favourite field work stories comes from my very first field season. I’ll be the first to admit that I had no idea what I was doing back then. I couldn’t identify most plants, was slightly scared (ok, terrified) of dragonflies... Continue Reading »

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