Before I began working at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I spent six years studying the pollination of two species of lady’s-slipper orchids in Manitoba and the northern U.S. Let me tell you about why I find them — and their pollination — so cool.
I want to tell you a little bit about Darkwoods, one of my favourite places in BC. It is a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) conservation area near Nelson, and it stretches from the shores of Kootenay Lake almost to the U.S. border.
I have always had a passion for nature, like many people in the conservation field. Growing up, I was always outside surrounded by nature, observing the plants and animals around me.
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Right after the end of my communications internship at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I had the pleasure of embarking on a 12-day journey through Alaska. We travelled by land and sea, everyday discovering more and more of the state’s natural treasures, fascinating culture and welcoming people.
In celebration of Family Day this year, my family tested our bond and squeezed into a “tiny house” for the long weekend. According to Tiny Home Builders, the tiny house movement is “the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.”
Incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) when developing land and water conservation strategies is critical to help counteract climate change in Canada. Collaboration between western-based scientists and Indigenous TEK keepers is not only environmentally vital, but also as we move forward toward nation-to-nation reconciliation on Turtle Island.
I recently watched a fascinating nature documentary series called Blue Planet II and was blown away by the wildlife spectacles that I saw and learned about in the series. One scene that especially stood out to me featured a 10-year-old female kobudai or Asian sheepshead wrasse, a type of oceanic fish, that hid in a rock crevice for several months.
When I first discovered NCC’s Nature Destinations program, I thought it was a fantastic idea! Combining conservation with public recreation can bring more attention to biodiversity issues and local conservation efforts, as well as encourage people to connect with nature.
Stephanie Murray of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Manitoba Region engaged local youths to learn about nature by running summer camps in partnership with a local rural municipality. Read on to find out what she learned from being in the tall grass prairie.