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Support for the Nature Conservancy proves to be a fascinating partnership

TransCanada staff had the opportunity to try the NCC’s 3-D virtual reality goggles, offering a 360 degree view of Nature Conservancy projects.

Over the lunch hour on October 17, 2016, pliers, safety goggles, gloves and mesh panels were on the menu for TransCanada head office employees volunteering with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help build range cages.

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Over the lunch hour on Monday, October 17, pliers, safety goggles, gloves and mesh panels were on the menu for TransCanada head office employees volunteering with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to help build range cages.

As part of TransCanada’s month-long Get Empowered giving and volunteering campaign, employees have been supporting conservation efforts of our long-time non-profit environmental partner through various volunteering and awareness events at our Calgary office.

The range cages built by volunteers are used as a tool to monitor the health of grassland plant communities on NCC conservation lands.

“[The range cages] help us measure grazing impact, the rate of growth of plants, because basically what you’re caging, wildlife and cattle can’t get at it,” says Kailey Setter, who works in conservation engagement with the NCC.

“We use it to help us compare the impact of grazed and non-grazed land and that helps inform our management practices on the land because we work really closely with ranchers.”

High tech highlighted at employee event

Employees also had a chance this week to virtually explore Backus Woods, an NCC property in Ontario, without ever leaving the office. NCC’s 3-D virtual reality goggles offer a 360 degree view of the forest, enabling employees to learn more about NCC’s work protecting important natural habitat.

Throughout TransCanada’s over two-decade long partnership with NCC, we have provided more than $2.8 million to NCC in support of conservation projects across Canada.

Related links:

Empower: TransCanada’s employee giving and volunteering program
A place to finally call home
Uniting to conserve the Waldron Ranch

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Environment | Get Empowered | Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | TransCanada

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