When you give to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), you safeguard priority lands and waters that protect at-risk species, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation’s leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization. Through partnerships with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels, we acquire lands (through donation and purchase) to protect our most important resource — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife from coast to coast to coast.
Since 1962, NCC has protected 14 million hectares (35 million acres) across Canada. That’s equivalent to 25X the size of Prince Edward Island (5,660 square kilometers)!
Together, we can protect vital land and water for the long term. Your donation to NCC is used to acquire land and restore ecosystems in these newly protected areas. When habitats flourish once again, species can prosper.
When nature thrives, we all thrive. And if we want to build a better world for everyone, it will be built through a renewed relationship with nature. Together, we can ensure that nature will be there for us, for generations to come.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada science-based approach focuses on areas of great environmental impact and areas most relied upon by at-risk species. The protected areas and the ongoing restoration work will help lessen the effects of climate change.
Here are some of our most impactful conservation initiatives:
- In partnership with the Tallcree Tribal Government and the government of Alberta we facilitated the creation of the Birch River Wildland Provincial Park. When added to other contiguous conserved lands in the area, it is now part of the largest stretch of protected boreal forest on the planet
- Conserved vast tracts of grassland habitat in one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, at Zen-Ridge in southern Saskatchewan.
- Restored hundreds of acres of grassland and open forest in BC’s Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Area. Restoring the natural open structure of these forests improves habitat for wildlife and many at risk species.
- Protected expansive undeveloped shoreline of Big Trout Bay, on the north shore of Lake Superior. The densely foresting land here is crucial to several native species, including peregrine falcon, once almost extinct.
How your gift will be used
A legacy is more than a gift; it is an expression of the values that are most important to you. What do you care most about? What experiences in nature have shaped who you are? What natural spaces do you want to see conserved for your children and grandchildren? Your legacy could be one that conserves a rich and diverse natural world.
A gift in your Will to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will help conserve and steward endangered habitats and the species that live there, creating an enduring natural legacy for generations to come. It is an impactful investment in the quality of life for future generations — strengthening our human connection with Canada’s lands and waters and deepening our bonds to nature.
Your legacy gift will give NCC the confidence and the means to plan for conservation priorities as they emerge, and to continue to care for the natural areas that we have already protected. You can count on our clear vision and science-based approach to achieve the best conservation results.
We could not protect natural spaces without the generous support of our legacy donors. Learn more about their stories and the conservation initiatives they made possible below!