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White trillium, Creemore Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by NCC)

White trillium, Creemore Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by NCC)

News Releases

  • Important wetlands on Manitoulin Island and in northwestern Ontario now permanently protected
    February 2, 2024

    Four important wetland sites in Ontario are now permanently protected, marking a significant win for nature this World Wetlands Day.
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  • New public trails open at Mary West Nature Reserve, near Campbellford
    December 19, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing a newly opened trail system and native plant “seed orchard” at its privately protected Mary West Nature Reserve, near Campbellford.
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  • Batchewana Island protected thanks to strong community support
    November 16, 2023

    The largest remaining privately owned island in Lake Superior is now permanently protected, marking a significant win for nature in Ontario.
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  • Say "Boo" to invasive buckthorn
    October 25, 2023

    This Friday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites the public to get involved in caring for nature by attending an upcoming Conservation Volunteers event to help control invasive buckthorn.
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  • Volunteers needed to remove the “Phrag-mentation” in Frontenac
    September 23, 2023

    This week, Frontenac-area volunteers are encouraged to lend nature a helping hand. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invites the public to get involved in caring for nature by attending an upcoming Conservation Volunteers event to help control phragmites, Ontario’s worst invasive species.
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  • Globally rare alvar ecosystems protected in the Napanee Plain
    September 21, 2023

    Protected conservation lands in the limestone landscape of the Napanee Plain just got a bit bigger. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), with the support of government partners and private donors, has now permanently protected a large natural property near Stoco Fen, a significant wetland located near Tweed.
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  • Important wetlands and forests in Essex County now protected
    August 23, 2023

    At an on-site news conference today, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced it has bought the property, creating two new and permanent nature reserves: Upper Cedar Creek (20.5 hectares) and nearby Hillman Sand Hills (30 hectares). These nature reserves provide habitat for wildlife and numerous species at risk, as well as important ecosystem services for communities in southwestern Ontario.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada to accelerate conservation through Greenlands Conservation Partnership
    June 27, 2023

    This investment will be leveraged by NCC and Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) partners to deliver nature conservation for the benefit of people, communities, nature and wildlife. NCC and OLTA are committed to matching this investment with funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and other levels of government to accelerate the pace of conservation across the province.
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  • Ontario forest earns conservation status
    April 27, 2023

    An old-growth forest in Ontario, with trees more than 150 years old, is making history. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to announce, along with owner Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd. (Haliburton Forest), the first recognized other effective area-based conservation measure (OECM) within a privately owned commercial forest in Canada. It is also the country’s first OECM led by the forestry industry.
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  • Internationally significant habitat protected on Saugeen Bruce Peninsula
    April 21, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its supporters have conserved an internationally significant site on the northern tip of the Peninsula.
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  • Conservation group close to protecting Lake Superior’s largest privately owned island
    April 13, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has reached a purchase agreement with the current owner of Batchewana Island (in some instances spelled “Batchawana”) and is raising funds to finalize the deal.
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  • Ontario invests additional $14 million in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership
    March 23, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) welcomes the Government of Ontario’s additional $14 million investment in the Greenlands Conservation Partnership program, announced in Budget 2023.
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  • Important wetland at Loon Lake near Kingston now protected
    March 17, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the complete protection of ecologically sensitive lands surrounding Loon Lake, located north of Kingston. NCC and nature champion Monte Hummel have reached an agreement to protect the final piece of private land in a conservation network that spans over 2,000 hectares.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada conserves important wilderness near Kingston
    February 2, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the conservation of an additional 75 hectares in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere.
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  • Nature Conservancy of Canada expands protection of key wetlands in Brighton
    January 26, 2023

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the conservation of an additional 30 hectares in the eastern Lake Ontario coast area to increase the protection of important wetlands.
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  • People ready to do more, faster, to protect nature
    October 13, 2022

    Hundreds of thousands of people came together in just five months to beat the deadline and protect an area of globally significant forest and wetlands in Northern Ontario — Boreal Wildlands, the largest private conservation project ever in Canada.
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  • NCC completes upgrades and trail maintenance at Gillies Grove
    September 21, 2022

    Staff and contractors with the Nature Conservancy of Canada have been busy clearing up dangling, dangerous tree limbs and refining trails throughout the forest at the Gilles Grove Nature Reserve.
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  • Town Island forest and shoreline now protected for the future
    August 17, 2022

    Given the increasing development pressures in this section of the lake, keeping this property in a natural state for the species that depend on it is critically important.
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  • New trail ready to welcome hikers to Pearson Township Wetland
    June 29, 2022

    A new 5.7-kilometre hiking trail in northwestern Ontario will allow visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the Pearson Township Wetland along. This moderate hike, located about 40 kilometres southwest of Thunder Bay, loops through Crown land that overlooks the wetland.
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  • Big, bold and boreal
    April 22, 2022

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada celebrates Earth Day by announcing a bold campaign to protect nearly 1,500 square kilometres of boreal forest in Northern Ontario.
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