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Protected Properties

Still Creek Nature Reserve

Still Creek Nature Reserve contains 38 acres (15.5 hectares) of land in the Municipality of Whitestone—our first one in this area. The property is between Lorimer and Owl lakes, and partly runs along Still Creek.

We would like to thank Sarah Mitchell for this extremely generous land donation and her desire to see this area protected in perpetuity. This land includes a healthy young forest, rocky outcrops, a diversity of wetlands and a meadow.


The Cove Conservation Easement

Our first conservation easement, which Environment Canada designated as an ecologically significant property, includes 5.9 ha (14.5 ac) and 304.8 m (1000 ft) of Ahmic Lake shorefront. The Cove contains a variety of habitats, some of which are considered potential habitats for 8 endangered species.

Old Man's Creek Reserve

In July 2012, American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFoCC) and MWLT partnered to complete the donation of 97 ha (240 ac) of mixed upland and lowland forests surrounding Old Man’s Creek. The land was gifted by a U.S. taxpayer who purchased it to permanently protect its two waterfalls and 610m (2000 ft) of frontage on Old Man’s Creek. The riffles, pools, and variety of aquatic vegetation in the creek's corridor provide an array of habitats for aquatic species, as well as fish spawning grounds.

AFoCC subsequently transferred the property to MWLT to create Old Man’s Creek Reserve (OMCR) after it had demonstrated its stewardship abilities. The Reserve is open to the public for hiking, paddling, and nature enjoyment, but remains in a natural state with no improvements.

In 2012 the MWLT also purchased Lot 3, a prime piece of shoreline abutting the Old Man’s Creek Reserve. Lot 3 added 5.7 ha (14 ac) and 304.8 m (1,000 ft) of frontage on Old Man's Creek. Like OMCR, Lot 3 provides habitat for to many wildlife species such as white-tailed deer, moose, porcupine, chickadees, and warblers. A keen eye may spot a fisher or signs of wolves. Together with the Old Man's Creek Reserve this property is home to two bird and one turtle species at risk and provides a nesting habitat for the silver-haired bat.


Foley Mountain

Foley Mountain is a 78.9 ha (195 ac) parcel of land which includes an old-growth cedar forest, wetland, and a creek with a waterfall. Richard and Catherine Foley feel strongly about preserving their property, and the Land Trust is honoured that they have chosen us to help them fulfill this goal.

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