Three Kamloops-area sites among those closed countrywide by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The pandemic has led the organization to close its properties and trails, including the Lac du Bois Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Bluff and the Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area in the Kamloops area

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the physical-distancing orders in place, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced the closure of all its conservation properties and trails to the public until further notice.

Advisories have been placed on the organization’s website and social media channels. The closures includes all publicly accessible NCC conservation areas in British Columbia.

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In the Kamloops area, closures affect the Lac du Bois Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Bluff and the Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area.

The announcement came a day after BC Parks closed all provincial parks until further notice.

“We urge residents to follow public health advisories and stay at home and respect physical distancing guidelines at all times,” said John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “We sincerely hope that by taking these steps now, everyone can get back to enjoying these conservation areas and trails as soon as possible.”

Added Nancy Newhouse, BC regional vice-president, Nature Conservancy of Canada: “We know nature is important in our lives and good for our health and well-being, especially in stressful times. Many of our properties are popular with nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. But this closure is necessary as together we protect our communities and do our part to flatten the curve.”

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s website, at natureconservancy.ca/trekker, gives people the chance to enjoy nature at a distance by taking virtual hikes — thanks to 360-degree Google Trekker footage — coast to coast.

The organization also plans to launch a series of online activities to help people of all ages get their nature fix.

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