Why Forests Matter

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Why Forests Matter

Launched in September 2013, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) Why Forests Matter speaker series is visiting three cities in 2015.  We are looking forward to engaging audiences across Canada on the importance of forests and why they matter to Canadians. Join us on November 4th in Vancouver, November 5th in Calgary, and November 17th in Ottawa. 

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Technology: An essential tool for today’s field naturalists

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Technology: An essential tool for today’s field naturalists

For many of us, getting outside is a welcome opportunity to leave our screens behind and connect to a world far removed from technology. But it’s also the case that the tools available to us on our smartphones can be invaluable for deepening our understanding of the natural world and enhancing our experience.

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12 apps for your next outdoor nature adventure

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12 apps for your next outdoor nature adventure

Many of us get out into nature to get away from staring at screens all day. But with the right apps and gear, technology can enhance our enjoyment and understanding of nature. We spoke to two experts who have already combed through the extensive amount of apps to find the best apps for navigating the great outdoors. 

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Take a digital hike

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Take a digital hike

In August, Natalie Hassett, NCC’s natural areas manager for southwestern Saskatchewan, hoisted a 20-kilogram Google Trekker onto her back and hiked the grasslands of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (OMB).

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Water habitat (infographic)

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Water habitat (infographic)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. 

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The value of our urban forests

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The value of our urban forests

We hang swings from their branches, enjoy their shade in the summer and admire their beauty year-round. TD’s chief environment officer, Karen Clarke-Whistler, reminds us that our urban trees also do much more, adding significant value in terms of environmental benefits and energy savings.

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Accounting for natural capital

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Accounting for natural capital

Imagine if every year you were sent an invoice from nature for the “goods and services” you enjoyed – such as clean water, breathable air, the pollination of bees – along with all the other bills you received.  

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