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

Large-flower trillium (Photo by Bernt Solymar)

Large-flower trillium (Photo by Bernt Solymar)

Take in Ontario this summer

Ontario is home to diverse habitats. From the north shore of Lake Superior to Pelee Island in Lake Erie, the province is teeming with wildlife living in the forests, wetlands and grasslands that NCC is working to protect. We invite you to take a journey through some of the greatest examples of Ontario’s wild spaces, and foster your relationship with nature. Continue Reading »

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 »

From Our Blog

Acadian flycatcher (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Acadian flycatcher (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Success under pressure: Helping landowners succeed with stewardship in southwestern Ontario

May 16, 2019

The Carolinian ecoregion of Canada makes up one per cent of the country’s total land mass and is limited to southwestern Ontario. Many of the region’s 70 tree species — such as tuliptree, pawpaw and sycamore — are found... Continue Reading »

Supporter Spotlight

Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfield-Browne)