Ottawa Valley (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Ottawa Valley (Photo by Mike Dembeck)


  • Leopard frog (Photo courtesy of Peter Kelly and rare Charitable Research Reserve)
    The star of the wetlands expands its kingdom in the Outaouais

    Ecological indicator: a prestigious title! It says: I, the frog, am living here because it's a healthy environment. That's what the frogs living on the 200 hectares of newly protected land by NCC in Cantley and Val-des-Monts are telling us.

  • Kettle Island, Outaouais (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Kettle Island Nature Reserve

    Kettle Island is the third-largest island in the Ottawa River, after Île aux Allumettes and Grand-Calumet. NCC acquired 98 per cent of the island’s surface area in 2007, following a donation of land through the Canadian Ecological Gifts Program.

  • Kenauk, Quebec (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Kenauk - Saumon (Kinonge) river valley, Montebello: Perspectives on a natural historical treasure

    Kenauk is an area of unique habitat, covered in great forests and no fewer than 60 lakes! Several rare species in Quebec are found here, as well as beautiful black maple forests, an at-risk species in the province. With a total area of 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres), these exceptional protected lands represent a three-kilometre-wide and 20-kilometre-long forest corridor.

  • Wetland and forest protected by NCC in Bristol, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    Protecting the wetlands and forests in the Bristol and Clarendon lowlands

    Since 2004, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been investing in the conservation of two priority areas in the Ottawa Valley: Bristol and Clarendon. These areas include large tracts of wetlands, forests and unspoiled shorelines, as well as some of the most beautiful alvars in Quebec. Thanks to the participation of several partners, NCC now protects more than 2,500 hectares (6,177 acres) of high ecological value.

  • Wolf inventory at Kenauk (Photo by JoPoYo)
    Top 10 secrets of Kenauk (Seigneurie Papineau) unveiled!

    To uncover the property’s secrets, the Nature Conservancy of Canada conducted detailed inventories in collaboration with botanists, zoologists and ecologists. After two years of research, Kenauk’s greatest secrets are coming to light.

  • Blanding's Turtle (Photo by NCC)
    Blanding’s turtle in the Ottawa Valley

    Recently, teams were deployed in the field to attempt to spot or confirm the presence of Blanding’s turtles in areas of the Outaouais that had not yet been surveyed.

  • Kenauk, QC (Photo by Kenauk Nature)
    Chronicles of Kenauk: Land donations and a symphony orchestra for youth

    Find out how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is partnering with the Kenauk Institute to connect youth with nature.

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