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Stories from the Field

  • Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Osborne)

    Seeking nature

    A blog about spending more time in nature and the benefits that it has on our health. Featuring properties from across the country.
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  • Property in southeast Saskatchewan with a conservation easement with NCC (Photo by Jason Bantle)

    Prairie perceptions: Learning from landowners

    Nature conservation is as much connecting with the landscape as working with the people who help care for the land.
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  • Asquith, SK (Photo by NCC)

    Four months of working for nature: The story of an NCC summer intern


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  • Grandmother Buffalo leading the Medicine Trail walk (Photo by NCC)

    Gaining a new perspective: Learning about Two-Eyed Seeing on a Medicine Trail walk

    Learn about Two-Eyed Seeing, the traditional Mi’kmaq idea of better understanding events through different perspectives.
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  • Field technician Breanne Kenner with a successful catch! (Photo by NCC)

    A day in the life of a field biologist

    Learn about the exciting research being undertaken through the Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program at the Nature Conservancy...
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  • Allery Safruk and Mena Wallace, volunteer conservation interns and CCC participants, conducting invasive species control. (Photo by NCC)

    Connecting to conservation

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada is one of many partner organizations holding 12-week placements for Canadian Conservation Corps participants.
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  • Selfie of Logan and Breanna hiking in Waterton National Park, AB (Photo courtesy of Breanna Silversides)

    When tiny things make your heart sing

    A former Nature Conservancy of Canada intern reflects on how little things grow into something greater. Saplings grow into trees, flowers grow...
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  • A field of tall grasses in Backus Woods. This area was where controlled burns were conducted in the previous year. (Photo by NCC)

    Getting my feet wet as a conservation intern

    What kind of work might you do with an environmental science degree? This conservation technician who had been through NCC's Conservation...
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  • Bison at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (Photo by Jason Bantle)

    Wallowing: More than scratching an itch for plains bison

    One summer day out at Old Man on His Back, NCC staff and an intern had the fortune of watching a 900-kilogram bison roll around in the dirt....
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  • Oleander aphids (Photo by cory_silas_sheffield, CC BY-NC 4.0)

    The ants that herd aphids

    Did you know that some species of ants develop a mutually beneficial relationship with aphids? Ants protect the aphids from predators and, in...
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