Stories from the Field

  • CCC participants cutting invasive phragmites stems (Photo by NCC)

    Calling in the corps — the Canadian Conservation Corps

    Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Ontario Region embarked on a new partnership with Canadian Wildlife Federation to provide youths with...
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  • A fallen tree can be home to mushrooms (Photo by NCC)

    The big picture

    Conservation can look messy and hard to get your head around, but everything is always worth its while in the long run.
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  • Picture of me as an intern in Alberta, rolling barbed wire at a Conservation Volunteers event (Photo by NCC)

    Internships to remember

    Leanne Mitchell's internships with the Nature Conservancy of Canada is opening a new chapter to her career in conservation.
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  • Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by NCC)

    A field season in the Rice Lake Plains that was far from plain

    The joys of helping to manage over 800 hectares (about 2,000 acres) of land in central Ontario east.
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  • Forest canopy in Backus Woods (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

    A throwback to working in Backus Woods

    I had the pleasure of working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for the summer of 2019 as a conservation technician out of the...
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  • Backpack Essentials (Image by NCC)

    Backpack Essentials: Don’t let the ticks bite!

    Feeling itchy? Read this blog post to make sure it’s not a tick bite!
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  • Hauling out invasive phragmites that were removed on an NCC property. (Photo by NCC)

    Life in Ontario's deep south

    Learn about the unique species and diverse landscapes on Ontario's southernmost inhabited island - Pelee Island - from NCC's conservation...
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  • NCC Conservation Biologist Allison Patrick on a couch in the Long Marsh. (Photo by NCC)

    A Christmas wish…in a salt marsh, in May

    Discover how a special piece of trash went full circle back to its owner.
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  • Wetland assessment in Riding Mountain (Photo by NCC)

    Opportunities that shaped my view on conservation and the environment

    Shortly after graduating from the University of Winnipeg, I began my first internship with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Manitoba...
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  • One property that I helped monitor this summer stood out from the rest, with its old-growth forest and fern-covered forest floor. (Photo by NCC)

    Private land conservation: Another option

    As this past summer’s Nova Scotia conservation engagement intern with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I was given the opportunity to...
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