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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 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

Esme on the alvar in Malham Cove, U.K. (Photo by Esme Batten/NCC staff)

Esme on the alvar in Malham Cove, U.K. (Photo by Esme Batten/NCC staff)

Alvar explorations of a wandering biologist (part one)

April 18, 2019

“You are going to drive seven hours away to go walk around on flat rocks?” my Grandad asked when I told him about my planned trip to Malham Cove in the U.K. at the end of 2018. To most people, alvars, or limestone plains, as they are... Continue Reading »

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