The NACP complements Canada’s network of national parks and protected areas.
Under the program, priority is given to:
- land that is nationally or provincially significant
- land that conserves habitat for species at risk
- land that enhances the connections between existing protected areas, such as national parks
Some of the key conservation acquisitions made possible this year through this funding include:
- Napier Lake Ranch in British Columbia
- The Busenius property in Alberta
- Stark Coulee in Saskatchewan
- Blue Wing in Manitoba
- Malbaie River property in Quebec
- Miscou Harbour in New Brunswick
- Thomas Island in Prince Edward Island
- The Salmonier River site in Newfoundland and Labrador
The NACP also connects with Canadians in a variety of ways:
- Many lands under the NACP remain accessible for traditional and recreational land uses, including hiking and bird watching.
- 82 percent of Canadians live within 100 kilometres of projects secured under the NACP.
- NCC partners with ranchers on working landscapes to keep lands productive while enhancing their conservation values.
The Government of Canada’s partnership with NCC through the Natural Areas Conservation Program has helped to accelerate the pace of private land conservation across southern Canada. By delivering results on the ground and working with partners, NCC and its partners are building a natural legacy for Canadians.
We thank the Government of Canada for its continued commitment to this Canadian success story.