Big Trout Bay, crucial habitat for peregrine falcons and other species, has been purchased by the Nature Conservancy of Canada for $8.5 million.
The protected 1,000 hectares of coastal boreal forest, which includes cliffs, cobble beaches, and large sections of open bedrock, will play a key role in the conservation of animal and plant life, such as bald eagles and rare Arctic and alpine plants.
“It’s a chance to protect the best of the best. We’re not having to rehabilitate. We can just get a piece of land and it’s an intact, functioning ecosystem that is going to be there, hopefully forever,” Gary Davies, the Northwest Program director for the NCC, told CBC.
The previous owner of the land had planned to develop 300 cottage lots. Now, the land will be attached to a large chain of protected territory running from Quetico Provincial Park to Pukaskwa National Park, which gives everyone the chance to enjoy this undeveloped landscape.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy to hear that this land will provide excellent hiking, kayaking, and adventure opportunities. So lace up your boots and get out there!