Prince Edward Island

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working on Prince Edward Island since 1978. Since that time, we have helped protect close to 2,400 hectares (5,800 acres) of some of the most ecologically significant parts of the Island. PEI is Canada’s most densely populated province, and its remaining areas of intact dunes, salt marsh and Acadian forest are precious. NCC is proud to have helped our partners create 23 protected areas in the province. We also own and care for 10 other nature reserves on PEI. NCC’s nature reserves conserve some of the wildest landscapes on the island and are open for all to enjoy.   

Stories from the Field

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Aerial view of Foxner Nature Reserve, NB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Conserving water for wildlife

For the first time, all the rivers and streams in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and eastern Quebec have been mapped. Continue Reading »

Lanna Campbell and volunteer John Nyren clean up Murray Harbour nature reserves (photo credit: Stephen DesRoches)

Lanna Campbell and volunteer John Nyren clean up Murray Harbour nature reserves (photo credit: Stephen DesRoches)

Thank you, Murray Harbour volunteers!

In August 2019, volunteers from NCC and INT travelled to the island nature reserves in Murray Harbour, PEI, to sweep them clean of plastics and marine garbage. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Musquash Estuary, NB (Photo by NCC)

Musquash Estuary, NB (Photo by NCC)

Coasting along Canada’s habitats

October 19, 2020

Canada is a nation bordered by three oceans: Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic. In many ways, the habitats, local culture and economies are shaped by them. Often when those of us who don’t live near the shoreline think of oceans, we picture a... Continue Reading »

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