Tree planting, Conservation Volunteers event, Goulding West property, ON (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Tree planting, Conservation Volunteers event, Goulding West property, ON (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Stewardship

When it comes to conserving Canada’s most important natural areas, buying land is just the beginning. Stewardship managing the land for the long term is at the heart of what we do. Each and every property we protect is monitored and managed, so that the ecosystems are maintained and species thrive, even if that means leaving it be.

This can include mapping and removing invasive species, restoring wetlands, grasslands and forests, monitoring for species at risk, planting native species, building trails or installing signage.

  • Helicopter over phragmites, Long Point, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Fighting phragmites — Ontario’s worst invasive species

    How NCC is fighting a battle against invasive phragmites on all fronts.
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  • Invasive garlic mustard can take over forests, harming native understory species (Photo by NCC)
    Garlic mustard

    Garlic mustard is a highly invasive plant found throughout southern Ontario’s forests and green spaces.
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  • Invasive garlic mustard can take over forests, harming native understory species (Photo by NCC)
    Dog-strangling vine

    Also known as European swallow-wort, this invasive vine-like plant has become established throughout southern Ontario and continues to spread at an alarming rate.
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  • Invasive garlic mustard can take over forests, harming native understory species (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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  • Invasive garlic mustard can take over forests, harming native understory species (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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