The Quebec Ecological Corridors Initiative



The Quebec Ecological Corridors Initiative (QECI) was launched by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2017 to accelerate the conservation of natural areas connected by ecological corridors. The initiative is coordinated by NCC and led by a group of 10 organizations. The group offers a collective approach to land use planning and advises provincial and municipal governments, woodlot owners, farmers and other key stakeholders. The group also carries out mobilization, capacity building, recognition and support activities throughout southern Quebec.

QECI is supported by over 100 experts and stakeholders and receives most of its funding from the following organizations: the Government of Quebec (under the Action-Climat Québec program which meets the objectives of the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy), the Government of Canada’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Woodcock Foundation and Fondation de la faune du Québec.

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The Staying Connected Initiative

The Staying Connected Initiative is a visionary international collaboration working to preserve landscape-level forest connectivity in the northern Appalachian/Acadian region for the benefit of nature and the people who inhabit it. Our work ignores boundaries and aims to conserve habitat connectivity and the many ecological, social and economic benefits associated with healthy, interconnected natural environments. Explore the interactive map to discover our projects and visit our website.