Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
Timeline for Completion: 2019
Along the shores of beautiful Whitefish Lake in the Frontenac Arch are 120 acres (48 hectares) of pristine wilderness. Located on the Rideau Waterway east of Loughborough Lake, this collection of stunning granite ridges, rich forests and 2.5 kilometres of shoreline support a wide variety of plant and animal life, including waterfowl such as mallard, ring-necked duck and wood duck.
A unique property, Whitefish Lake features trees more commonly found in the Appalachian Mountains to the south, such as pitch pine, shagbark hickory, rock elm and black maple. Several rare and at-risk plant and animal species have been observed near this natural gem. It is also home to wide-ranging animals like fisher and black bear.
Large, intact properties like this are just the kind that NCC is looking to acquire and conserve in the Frontenac Arch. By purchasing this property, and others like it in the area, we are helping to protect a wilderness corridor that is essential for numerous species.
- Website: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/ontario/featured-projects/whitefish-lake.html
Project entered on: March 26, 2019 at 3:03 pm