About The Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit private land conservation organization. We partner with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities, other non-profit organizations, and governments at all levels 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 and its partners have helped to protect over 14 Million Hectares (35 Million Acres) of land across Canada. That’s equivalent to more than 20X the size of Banff National Park (6,641 square kilometres). By investing in conservation, we are ensuring that our natural world remains a home for wildlife and a vital resource that cleans the air we breathe and the water we drink.
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.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the NCC is able to achieve our vision of a world in which we conserve nature in all its diversity and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.
Here are some of our most impactful conservation initiatives:
- Protected 3,300 square kilometres of boreal forest in Birch River Wildland Provincial Park – including neighboring land the area now measures 67,000 square kilometres (6.7 million hectares). It is the world’s largest protected boreal forest, home to many species of conservation concern.
- Conserved 195 hectares (483 acres) of grassland habitat in one of the most endangered habitats in the world, at Zen-Ridge, SK.
- Restored 100 hectares (250 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 reduces fire risk to local communities.
- Protected 1,010-hectares (2,495-acre) of undeveloped stretches of land located along the shoreline of Big Trout Bay, ON. Conserving and protecting endangered wildlife such as the Peregrine Falcon which faced near extinction.
Your Legacy gift to the Nature Conservancy of Canada will help to conserve and steward endangered habitats and wildlife, creating an enduring legacy for generations on.
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. Values like having compassion for all life on Earth and the belief that future generations deserve to inherit a rich, diverse, beautiful natural world.
Legacy gifts also give NCC the confidence to continue to plan for conservation priorities and to continue to care for the natural areas we have protected. Today’s conservation priorities may not be tomorrows. However, you can count on our clear vision and science-based approach to achieve the best conservation results.
These extraordinary gifts are an investment in our wildlife and natural areas and provide people with new opportunities to get out and explore Canada’s great outdoors — strengthening our connection with our lands and waters, for the long term.
We could not do this work without the generous support of our Legacy donors, learn more about their stories and our projects below!