Summer 2021

NCC Magazine Summer 2021

NCC Magazine Summer 2021


Guest letter from the editor

Smile for the camera

Your photos, taken with a cell phone or point-and-shoot camera, could help inform scientists and conservation. Read more >

Visit the Asquith property

Wildflowers, rolling sand dunes, scenic landscapes...This property in Saskatchewan has them in spades.

Be a citizen scientist

Help out scientists by taking part in a bioblitz — right in your own backyard. 


Invertebrate conservation biologist Jennifer Heron makes sure she has her point-and-shoot camera with her whenever she heads into nature. Read more >

Nature at work

Find out why nature is our greatest ally when it comes to the twinned crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Read an excerpt here >

Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon can travel up to 100 kilometres per day in the ocean. Read more >

Project updates

One of Ontario’s largest protected areas; controlling the spread of invasive phragmites in Quebec; expanding the protection of PEI’s salt marshes.

A legacy of conservation

This summer marks the official retirement of NCC’s former president and CEO, John Lounds. We look back at some highlights of his tenure. Read more >

Pathway to happiness

Carleton University researcher John Zelenski is studying the many reasons why nature may be your happy place. Read more >

Close encounters

The sound of crossbills helps a family connect to nature and the wider world during the pandemic. Read more >

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