We need your help to add 18.5 acres (7.5 hectares) to our newest conservation complex in the “Heart of the Fraser River” – Nicomen Slough.

Nicomen Slough is located in an area of continental significance to waterfowl that stop in the area during their migrations. More than 100 Trumpeter Swans spend the winter in the area, alongside owls, ducks and Great Blue Herons. River Otters, Muskrat and Beavers share the land with birds, fish and plant life.

Nicomen Slough contributes to the mosaic of conservation lands in the Fraser Valley such as The Nature Trust’s McGillivray Slough property, Bert Brink Wildlife Management Area and more. These provide critical habitat for migratory birds and fish.

Carleton MacNaughton, Interior & Coastal Mainland Conservation Land Manager

This property protects a portion of the rich riparian ecosystem in the Heart of the Fraser – an area that is increasingly threatened with development and habitat loss.

The Heart of the Fraser is a marvelous stretch of the river. This area is prime spawning habitat for salmon and White Sturgeon and serves as a nursery for millions of baby salmon every year. The Nature Trust has conserved almost  700 acres in this area beginning with the Chehalis Conservancy in 1978 and most recently adding our first Nicomen Slough property in 2019.

Left to right: Trumpeter Swans, Muskrat, Barn Owl

Double Your Impact

The first $200,000 in donations to protect the Nicomen Slough project will be matched by MapleCross. Now is a perfect time to double the impact of your gift.  Donate Now

If you are a US taxpayer you can leverage your donation 3:1. Donate Now

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) provides matching grants for wetland and estuary conservation in Canada. US taxpayers can invest in conservation of critical habitat in British Columbia with a tax-deductible donation that will be leveraged 3:1.

In order to seize this acquisition opportunity we need your help to raise $500,000 by August 31, 2021.

How You Can Help

You can make a difference by donating online, by calling our office 604.924.9771 or toll free 1.866.288.7878 or via cheque mailed to: 500 - 888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3K4

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