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Conservancy to Preserve 2,500 Acres on North Shore

Big Trout Bay, which us just north of the U.S.-Canada border on Lake Superior's North Shore, will be preserved by The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Big Trout Bay, which us just north of the U.S.-Canada border on Lake Superior's North Shore, will be preserved by The Nature Conservancy of Canada. |  Photo: The Nature Conservancy of Canada

March 30, 2017 01:21 PM

Conservationists say one of the last privately-owned, undeveloped Lake Superior shorelines between Duluth and Thunder Bay will be preserved thanks to a cross-border collaboration.

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada has purchased 2,517 acres of land on Big Trout Bay. The area is just north of the international border in Ontario and includes 13 miles of shoreline with towering cliffs, stretches of open bedrock, and rugged cobble beach. The Conservancy says the densely-forested land is habitat for bald eagles and peregrine falcons and is composed mostly of coastal boreal forest.

The land will be open for low-impact activities, such as hiking.

"This is a massive international undertaking, but when faced with the potential loss of habitat and wildlife on the largest freshwater lake in the world, thinking big is essential. Most importantly, this project gives us hope that the landscapes we love today will be here for others to enjoy tomorrow. It's an extraordinary opportunity to make substantive and tangible progress on our overall goal of protecting Lake Superior's North Shore," said James Duncan, Nature Conservancy of Canada Vice President, Ontario Region, in a prepared statement.

The purchase was supported by the Government of Canada's Natural Areas Conservation Program, along with donations from individuals in the U.S. and Canada and numerous organizations. Donors included the JA Woollam Foundation, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Bobolink Foundation, the Rogers Foundation, The Nature Conservancy's Wisconsin and Minnesota programs, The Conservation Fund, and Green Leaf Advisors.


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