The Nature Conservancy of Canada
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$100 = will help NCC plant as many as 50 trees across Canada and will support other important stewardship activities such as invasive species removals, restoration projects, and species counts
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, they partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. NCC secures properties using various conservation tools and manage them for the long term. Since 1962, NCC and their partners have helped to conserve more than 2.7 million acres of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.
To ensure that the lands we secure today will continue to provide high-quality habitat for our native species, our on-the-ground team monitors, maintains and even restores fragile ecosystems for threatened species. Your support allows us to conduct important stewardship activities like invasive species removals, species inventories and tree plantings. Your support of NCC tree planting is a representative selection of the tools and resources NCC needs to complete priority stewardship work across Canada. Your contribution will be used where the need is greatest. Thank you for your support!
Important Stewardship Activities:
Birds and other creatures rely on trees for shade, shelter and food. In fact, 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity is found in forests, and Canada hosts 10 percent of the world’s forests. But trees also contribute to human health and that of the planet. Trees give off oxygen, store carbon, help prevent soil erosion, help modify temperatures and act as windbreaks.
Natural vegetation along the shoreline of lakes and rivers plays a crucial role in protecting water quality, preventing soil erosion, providing habitat for species like frogs, turtles, birds, insects and visiting mammals. Wetlands also help control floods and protect us from storms. They provide refuge for migrating birds and animals. Our management plans include reconstructing shorelines, planting trees and grasses or building wetlands.
Every year, NCC staff and volunteers return to the same place to record the number and variety of species present. Species monitoring is an essential part of caring for important areas across Canada, as it provides important insight into how healthy our ecosystems are when it comes to supporting rare, sensitive and even common species. Population growth and decline information is crucial to our conservation work. Species monitoring helps us evaluate whether our management actions are effective, and where we need to direct our efforts.
INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVALS
Invasive alien species are plants, animals and micro-organisms that are not native to an area but have been introduced to it, either intentionally or by other means (for example through ballast water or the trade of international goods). True to their name, these introduced species often invade new habitats, out-competing native plants and animals and reducing biodiversity.
Invasive species represent the second most significant cause of species extinction worldwide after habitat destruction, and on islands, they are undisputedly first. The impacts of invasive species are immense and insidious. We need to be aggressive to give our native species the opportunity they need to thrive.
All of the information found on this page was provided by The Nature Conservancy of Canada.