Successes to Date
187.6 hectares (463.5 acres) of land
1,219.2 metres (4,000 feet) of shoreline
old growth forests
fish spawning grounds
habitats of species at risk
All protected in perpetuity!
Old Man's Creek Reserve
In July 2012, 97 ha (240 ac) of mixed upland and lowland forests surrounding Old Man’s Creek was protected, including two waterfalls, and 610 m (2000 ft) of creek shore. The riffles, pools, and variety of aquatic vegetation in the Old Man’s Creek corridor provide an array of habitats for aquatic species, as well as fish spawning grounds. This property is open to the public for hiking, paddling, and nature enjoyment, but remains in a natural state with no improvements.
In 2012 the MWLT acquired 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 the Old Man’s Creek Reserve, Lot 3 provides habitats to many wildlife species such as the 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 nesting habitat for the silver haired bat.
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.
Is a 78.9 ha (195 ac) parcel of land, including an old growth cedar forest, wetland, and a
creek with a waterfalls. Richard and Catherine Foley feel strongly about preserving
their property, and the Land Trust is honoured that they have chosen us to help them
fulfil this goal.