Humans aren’t the only creatures on Earth that need to get around. Animals in the wild have to travel as well, some to migrate, some to hunt and others to find mates.
The interactive map below celebrates the TD Forests program. Since 2012, the program has helped NCC conserve 25 forested properties – a total of more than 40,000 acres (16,000 hectares) of important forested habitats across Canada. Click on the map below.
A backpack version of the technology used in a Street View car, the Google Trekker was recently loaned to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to map six natural areas across the country.
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.
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.
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.
From hand-held GPS devices and trail cams to LIDAR, NCC uses leading technology to support conservation initiatives
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).
In an area of southern Alberta home to grazing livestock, NCC is working with local communities to conserve land and protect water.
Lake Superior truly is a great body of water. It is larger by volume than all the other Great Lakes combined, representing an astonishing 10 per cent of the world’s entire surface freshwater. It is home to some of the last remaining healthy populations of lake trout in the Great Lakes and is the only one of these lakes to still have any kind of true coastal wilderness.
Partnership is at the heart of each of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) many remarkable successes. Today – thanks in part to partnerships with leading corporations – NCC continues to extend its protection of habitat on land and in water for the many species that rely on these places.
Across the country, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners work to conserve important natural habitat for the plants and animals that live in it. Much of NCC’s work aims to improve habitat in wetlands, along riverbanks, in estuaries or along coastlines.
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.
Although Canadians steward a whopping 25 percent of the planet's most intact and pristine forests, our stewardship activities are lagging and much more needs to be done.
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.
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.
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.
When we think of forests, we think of trees. But our forests are much more than trees – they are places of beauty and biodiversity that provide habitat for many species.
Humans aren’t the only crea- tures on Earth that need to get around. Animals in the wild have to travel as well, some to migrate, some to hunt and others to find mates.
For NCC’s national director of conservation engagement Erica Thompson, a walk through a cedar forest brings up precious memories of childhood and leads to a reflection on the vital importance of spending time in the natural world.