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Map graphic by iStock

Map graphic by iStock

Thank you for joining us in making the largest-ever charitable investment in conservation in Canada’s history with the Landmark Campaign.

The Landmark Campaign is accelerating conservation across Canada. With your help, we are protecting 500 conservation projects from coast to coast to coast. This includes large-scale, signature land and water conservation projects, such as the Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor in Alberta, Shaw Wilderness Park in Nova Scotia and Kenauk Wildlife Corridor in Quebec. Large, intact natural areas are home to some of Canada’s most endangered wildlife. These spaces are key to our quality of life. We’re happy to share what these conservation projects mean to donors like you. We are grateful to all of our donors for helping to make these
conservation projects a reality.

Ryan River, BC (Photo by NCC)

Ryan River, BC (Photo by NCC)

Allen McEwan, President, Pemberton Wildlife Association

“The Pemberton Wildlife Association is very supportive of the Ryan River project in BC, which will conserve outstanding natural wetland and riparian wildlife habitats. Migrant songbirds are a common sight on the property and are known to nest in the area. Streams on the land here are used by cutthroat trout and coho salmon. Grizzly bears have been spotted here in the spring, likely seeking forage after emerging from their dens. For these reasons and many more, this is an important local conservation project, and our club is excited to be a part of it.”



Beaver Hills, Gambling Lake property, AB (Photo by Brent Calver)

Beaver Hills, Gambling Lake property, AB (Photo by Brent Calver)

Jean Cooley, donor

“I support Alberta’s work in the Beaver Hills because I know what a special place this is. Creating a legacy of conserving nature so close to my home is important to me.”




Mike Paterson and Gail Asper, donors and volunteers

Moster, MB (Photo by Lynnea Parker)

Moster, MB (Photo by Lynnea Parker)

“The main reason we support and volunteer for NCC is because it provides an effective solution to reduce biodiversity loss in Canada. This is because the main cause of species loss is habitat destruction. By protecting natural ecosystems that support biodiversity, NCC makes an important difference.”




Carmen Leibel, donor and volunteer

Male cedar waxwing (Photo by NCC)

Male cedar waxwing (Photo by NCC)

“I support the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship project taking place at NCC’s Big Valley property in Saskatchewan. Supporting this initiative enhances our understanding of birds, including their breeding activity and their relationship to their habitat. This monitoring project, while conducted locally, is part of a national and international approach to monitoring birds, so that we can support bird conservation. Last time I checked, birds don’t follow borders.”







Isobel Ralston and Jan Oudenes, MapleCross Fund

Maple forest, Cockburn Island, ON. (Photo by NCC)

Maple forest, Cockburn Island, ON. (Photo by NCC)

"MapleCross has recently collaborated with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help protect an environmentally sensitive island in Lake Huron. We are extremely pleased to continue our support toward acquiring and conserving other ecologically significant properties on the Great Lakes. We hope to inspire
individuals and communities to invest in nature and join us in partnership with NCC toward retaining the unique and important biodiversity of Lake Ontario, as well.”




John Berryman, owner, The Centre Forestier Harrington

Canada lynx (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Canada lynx (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

“It has been a pleasure working with NCC to consolidate an important ecological corridor linking the Ottawa Valley to Mont-Tremblant National Park, in Quebec. We donated our 685-hectare (1,692-acre) property  because we felt that such a unique forest habitat needed to be protected for future generations. Our donation has provided us with a sense of timeless purpose.’’




Bill Jones, donor and volunteer

Musquash Lighthouse (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Musquash Lighthouse (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

“Preserving a place like Musquash, in New Brunswick, will set an example for future generations. We are now demonstrating that this can be done, and it is important work for the future.”







Camilla MacPhee, donor

Kingsboro MacPhee property, PEI. (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Kingsboro MacPhee property, PEI. (Photo by Sean Landsman)

“My husband, Mel, dedicated his entire life to his family, his business and the people of Souris. Mel and I were fortunate to raise seven children in Souris. Our family is very pleased to have donated this beautiful forest and wetland to NCC, in Mel’s memory.”






Calvin Annis, donor

Port Joli, NS (Photo by NCC)

Port Joli, NS (Photo by NCC)

"Although I currently live in Alberta, the South Shore of Nova Scotia holds a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of my grandfather’s cabin in Port Joli when I was a young boy. It was a privilege to explore the unique landscape and habitat. Supporting NCC’s work in that area will ensure future generations
can have similar memories."

This story first appeared in the winter 2020 issue of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Magazine. Donors who contribute at least $25 or more per year will receive four issues of the magazine. Click here to donate today and start receiving the magazine.

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