Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Stories From the Field

  • The team at île du Moine, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    Nesting boxes: Encouraging the return of a threatened species

    Summer wouldn’t be the same without the twittering and warbling of barn swallows. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is currently working on reintroducing the species by building and erecting nesting boxes on its île du Moine property in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, on Lac Saint-Pierre.
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  • Alfred-Kelly Nature Reserve, QC (Photo by NCC)
    4 ways to enjoy Quebec’s winters

    One of the many incredible things about Quebec is its natural beauty in all four seasons. Although Quebec winters can be harsh, cold and snowy, with the right footwear, clothing and attitude, it can be an enjoyable time of year!
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  • The Canada lynx is a nationally endangered species, and it is provincially endangered in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    Lynx without borders

    In order to survive, all animals need to move to habitats where they can reproduce, feed and find shelter. Vanishing forests and landscape fragmentation is a direct threat to their survival unless we protect the passages, called ecological corridors, which connect territories together.
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  • Eastern whip-poor-will (Photo by Tanner Senti)
    Citizen observation at work in the Greater Bristol Marsh

    A haven of biodiversity in the Ottawa Valley, the Greater Bristol Marsh is home to several bird species that are rare or at-risk in Quebec. Recently, about 10 volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) team to inventory and monitor these species. One of the species, the eastern whip-poor-will, is designated threatened in Canada and likely to be designated threatened or vulnerable in Quebec.
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  • Volunteers at Île du Moine, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Citizens participate in a natural heritage restoration project on île du Moine

    This past June, motivated citizens participated in a tree planting and cleanup activity on île du Moine in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. The project, led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in close collaboration with the members of the Commune de l’île du Moine, involved landscaping certain areas of the island to promote the recovery of rural birds in this environment.
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  • Common gartersnake (Photo by Hugo Tremblay-CERFO)
    A cozy nest for common gartersnake

    The transformation of natural environments has an impact on the needs of species. Gartersnakes that have taken up residence on agricultural land, for example, may need a little help to get through the winter. This is where NCC comes in.
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