Sunset at Hay Bay, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Sunset at Hay Bay, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Featured Projects

  • Moose in Cookville, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Alfred Bog

    Located an hour east of Ottawa, Alfred Bog is the largest bog of its kind in southern Ontario. Bogs take thousands of years to form and store vast amounts of carbon in peat.
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  • The breathtaking Backus Woods in Ontario. One of the best examples of Carolinian old-growth forest in the country. (Photo by Ann Tipper and Zach Melnick)
    Backus Woods

    In 2010, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), with the support of the Weston Family Foundation, successfully conserved Backus Woods, a spectacular older-growth Carolinian forest.
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  • Baldwick Bluff, Minesing Wetlands, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Baldwick Bluff

    NCC has the opportunity to purchase 32 hectares (80 acres) of forests, fields, wetlands and headwater streams surrounding the core of the Minesing Wetlands.
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  • Batchewana Island, Lake Superior, Ontario (Photo by Robert Cormier)
    Batchewana Island

    Surrounded by Batchawana Bay, 60 kilometres northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, the undeveloped, 2,076-hectare Batchewana Island (also spelled “Batchawana”) boasts 27 kilometres of shoreline — from sandy and cobble beaches to rocky cliffs — and mature, intact forests and wetlands.
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  • Bird's-eye view of Trout Bay, Lake Superior, ON. (Photo by John Anderson)
    Big Trout Bay

    A conservation success fifteen years in the making
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  • Boreal Wildlands, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Big, bold and boreal

    At more than twice the size of the city of Toronto, once complete this will be the largest private land conservation project in Canada’s history.
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  • Red-winged blackbird, Brighton Wetland, Eastern Lake Ontario Coast, ON (Photo by David Coulson)
    Brighton Wetland

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada have protected the 94-hectare Brighton Wetland project in Ontario.
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  • Prairie smoke, Cedarhurst, Carden Alvar, ON (Photo by William McIntyre)
    Cedarhurst Alvar

    Located in the heart of the Carden Alvar, the 551-hectare (1,362-acre) Cedarhurst Alvar contains some of the highest quality and most extensive alvar habitat on the planet.
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  • Cockburn Island, Manitoulin Islands Archipelago, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Cockburn Island

    Discover NCC' largest protected area in Ontario - twice the size of Bermuda.
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  • A wetland in the Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Frontenac Arch

    The Frontenac Arch is a critical habitat linkage of forests, wetlands and lakes. Home to many at-risk and globally rare species, the Arch serves as a funnel for migrating birds, bats and insects, and animals with large home ranges such as black bear, moose and eastern wolf.
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  • Hike in Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Happy Valley Forest Trails

    NCC is working to create a one-kilometre accessible trail, accessible parking area and improved wayfinding and educational signage at Happy Valley Forest.
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  • Hastings Wildlife Junction, ON. Photo by NCC.
    Hastings Wildlife Junction

    The completion of this 10,000-hectare project will play a significant role in helping lessen the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss in southern Ontario.
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  • Sunset, Town Island, Kenora, ON (Photo by Patty Nelson)
    Keep Town Island Wild

    For generations, the natural beauty of Lake of the Woods has inspired campers, cottagers and residents alike.
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  • Lathrop Nature Preserve, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Lathrop Nature Preserve pond restoration project

    Find out how NCC's restoration work on the Lathrop Nature Preserve will improve trail safety, habitat connectivity and downstream water quality for brook trout, American eel and other aquatic species.
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  • Blanding's turtle, Frontenac Arch Natural Area, Ontario (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
    MapleCross Coastline Reserve

    The MapleCross Coastline Reserve is a collection of undeveloped shoreline, coastal wetland, forest, alvar and grassland habitats.
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  • Sugar maple tree at the Mary West Nature Reserve. (Photo by Chelsea Marcantonio/NCC staff).
    Mary West Nature Reserve

    Located in Trent Hills, the Mary West Nature Reserve contributes to the ecological integrity of the Trout Creek and Trent River watersheds by conserving and enhancing wetland and forest communities.
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  • McMahon Bluff, ON (Photo by NCC)
    McMahon Bluff

    You can help protect McMahon Bluff, a special 97-hectare (241-acre) property that provides habitat for migratory birds and unique plants in Ontario. Located on the southern shore of Prince Edward County, it features steep slopes, cliff faces, forest, savannah, alvar and more than two kilometres of rare, undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline.
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  • Restored wetland, Pelee Island, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Pelee Island

    For more than 10 years NCC has been working to transform former agricultural fields into thriving native meadows and wetlands on Pelee Island. Now we are hoping to create our biggest wetland yet!
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  • Black oak, Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by Chelsea Marcantonio)
    Salt Creek

    Located 40 kilometres northeast of Cobourg, on the Oak Ridges Moraine, are almost 40 hectares (almost 100 acres) of black oak woodland – a habitat type that has been all but lost from Ontario.
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  • Bobolink (Photo by Bill Hubick)
    Staley Point

    Staley Point’s large marsh wetlands on the south side of the property filter water flowing off the island into Lake Ontario, while providing habitat for an impressive suite of waterfowl.
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  • Waterfall, Vidal Bay, ON (Photo by Esme Batten/NCC staff)
    Vidal Bay Forests and Shoreline

    The Vidal Bay Forests and Shoreline property features coastal cliffs, undeveloped Lake Huron shoreline, inland lakes and wetlands, intact forests and alvars
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  • Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Whitefish Lake

    Along the shores of beautiful Whitefish Lake in the Frontenac Arch are 49 hectares (120 acres) of pristine wilderness.
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