Building momentum

Buffalo Pound property, SK (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Buffalo Pound property, SK (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Conserving more, faster!

In just the last two years, you have helped double the impact of conservation, ensuring the conservation of an astounding 1 million additional hectares from coast to coast to coast. Here are two properties that helped accelerate the pace:




Buffalo Pound, SK

Buffalo Pound property, SK (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Buffalo Pound property, SK (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Area conserved: 866 hectares

Home to: American badger, Baird’s sparrow, bobolink, northern leopard frog, Sprague’s pipit

Landscape: Native grasslands, shoreline

Located in the Upper Qu’Appelle Natural Area, Buffalo Pound contains native grasslands and seven kilometres of shoreline along the north shore of Buffalo Pound Lake. One of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, these grasslands help filter drinking water for approximately one-quarter of the province’s population.

Hastings Wildlife Junction, ON

Hastings Wildlife Junction, ON. Photo by NCC.

Hastings Wildlife Junction, ON. Photo by NCC.

Area conserved: 5,000 hectares

Home to: Eastern wolf, black bear, moose, pine marten, successfully reintroduced elk, rare birds and turtles

Landscape: Forests, wetlands, rivers, creeks

Located at the junctions of the Algonquin to Adirondacks and The Land Between corridors, the Hastings Wildlife Junction’s forests and wetlands provide essential ecosystem services to the region and beyond. These include carbon storage, removal of air pollution and flood water storage. The carbon capture and storage benefits of the property help reduce greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere.

Traditional Land Acknowledgement

At the Nature Conservancy of Canada, we acknowledge that the work we do across the country is on the traditional territories of many Indigenous Peoples. Canada is both the traditional and current homelands of many Indigenous Nations and communities. We make this acknowledgment with respect and gratitude for the histories, languages and cultures of Indigenous Peoples who are with us today, those who have come before us and for those who come after us, and with the commitment to work with and support Indigenous people in the spirit of Reconciliation on the land. To learn whose land you’re  living on, visit native-land.ca.

This story originally appeared in the fall 2022 issue of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Magazine. To learn more about how you can receive the magazine, click here.

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