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The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) first project in Quebec was the Heikalo (Île aux Moutons) property in 1978. The three-hectare (seven-acre) island is located east of Montreal. Since then, with our partners, we have helped to conserve close to 47,670 hectares (117,795 acres). We aim to protect Quebec’s most ecologically significant lands and waters. Thanks to this work, 200 at-risk plant and animal species have now protected habitats. NCC continues to work with our partners to protect and steward Quebec's natural heritage. We work in 15 priority natural areas across the province.

Stories from the Field

Snail on a leaf (Photo by bigwhites from Getty Images/Canva)

Snail on a leaf (Photo by bigwhites from Getty Images/Canva)

Improving the health of our forests

Fall is just around the corner, and we can look forward to the dramatic annual transformation of our forests. This time of year, when the majestic maple trees display their red and gold hues, is when Quebec is at its finest. Of course, the delicious maple syrup season in spring is also noteworthy! Most certainly, Canada’s emblematic tree is deserving of our pride! Yet, it could be in danger. Continue Reading »

Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

Île aux Cerfeuils, Hochelaga Archipelago (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project

The Partenariat pour les milieux naturels project (PPMN) is a co-funding agreement established between the MELCC and NCC in Quebec from 2020 to 2023. The PPMN aims to develop the network of protected areas located on private land through protection and knowledge acquisition activities, the establishment of nature reserves and the enhancement of natural environments. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Colpitt Lake in the Shaw Wilderness Park (Photo by Adam Cornick, Acorn Art & Photography)

Why nature in Canada’s cities could change conservation forever

September 1, 2021

When the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was founded almost 60 years ago, there was growing recognition that unmanaged urban expansion was threatening nature. In fact, our first project was to try to save a section of Rattray Marsh along the... Continue Reading »

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