Fonds PR-0529 - Nature Conservancy of Canada fonds

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Nature Conservancy of Canada fonds

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  • 1977-1981 (Creation)
    Nature Conservancy of Canada

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5 cm of textual records

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada was officially founded in 1962 in Toronto, Ontario. The first exploratory meeting for the society took place in 1961 and included Dr. J. Bruce Falls, Richard Pough, Aird Lewis, and David Fowle. The Conservancy’s first project took place in 1968 in Cavan, Ontario. The following years saw the society expand into other parts of Canada, and the 1974 Mud Bay project in Surrey marked the NCC’s first work in British Columbia. By 2008, the Conservancy had preserved more than 2 million acres of land across the country. In the same year, work began on the largest single private conservation initiative in Canadian history at Darkwoods, B.C after the NCC purchased the land from the Pluto Darkwoods Forestry Corporation. In 2011, North America’s largest forest carbon project to date was also established at Darkwoods, and it was noted that the sale of carbon credits had succeeded in raising more than $4 million for the NCC’s work. Furthermore, in 2011 the NCC announced a multi-million dollar funding commitment to help remove major threats to BC’s Flathead Valley.

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The fonds consists of Nature Conservancy of Canada's project history reports of conservation projects in B.C., including correspondence and proposals.

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Archives code(s): MS-1289

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