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

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

Featured Projects

  • 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 W. Garfield Weston 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Forest trail, Creemore, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Creemore Nature Preserve

    Two hours northwest of the sprawling metropolis of the Greater Toronto Area is the small Ontario town of Creemore, home to NCC’s Creemore Nature Preserve. This 83-hectare (204-acre) property is loved by both locals and visitors alike.
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  • Hike in Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Happy Trails Project

    Creating a better, more accessible Happy Valley Forest experience.
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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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  • MacMillan Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by Wilson Chow)
    MacMillan Nature Reserve

    The MacMillan Nature Reserve is a natural oasis in a sea of urban development in the rising city of Vaughan, Ontario.
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  • Short-eared owl in flight (Photo by Tony Campbel)
    Marianne Girling Nature Reserve

    Located northeast of the community of Harrow, in Essex County, lies 41 hectares (102 acres) of rare wetlands, woods and meadows. This property is situated within the headwaters of Cedar Creek and includes a portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland.
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  • Blanding's turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)
    Ostrander Point

    Located at Ostrander Point, on the south coast of Prince Edward County, is 55 hectares (135 acres) of wild, undeveloped shoreline, coastal wetland, forest, alvar and grassland. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has signed an agreement to purchase this stellar property, and we need your help to protect it for the long term.
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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. The expansive grasslands are home to large numbers of migratory, at-risk birds, such as bobolink and eastern meadowlark, and provide habitat for the endangered monarch along its epic migration route.
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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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