Nature Conservancy Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization, working to protect our valuable natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. NCC is a private, non-profit group that partners with individuals, corporations, foundations, communities and governments to achieve the direct protection of the country’s most important natural treasures through property securement and long-term stewardship of our portfolio of lands.

Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres of land (one million hectares) coast to coast, including over one million acres (400,000 hectares) right here in British Columbia. In the Kootenays, NCC targets ecologically sensitive lands in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Elk Valley, Flathead Valley and the South Selkirk Mountains.

“We are proud to play a role in the conservation of this unique and important region,” says NCC’s Canadian Rockies program manager, Nancy Newhouse. “Being able to partner with other effective groups through the Kootenay Conservation Program, we are seeing the very best of this area protected for now and well into the future.”

By investing in conservation NCC is ensuring Canada’s natural spaces remain a home for wildlife, a haven for recreation and a vital resource that filters the air we breathe and the water we drink. NCC’s mission gives hope that the landscapes we love today will be here for others to enjoy tomorrow.

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