Ottawa Valley (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Ottawa Valley (Photo by Mike Dembeck)


  • 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

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature have been working together since 2013 to conserve the large, historic territory of Kenauk, located halfway between Ottawa and Montreal.

  • 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.

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