Cranberry Marsh-West contains 38.3 hectares (94.6 acres) of wetlands as well as low shrub and grass ecosystems with pockets of forest. The property is adjacent to the Cranberry Marsh/Starratt Wildlife Management Area, and once this property is purchased, the total conservation area will be 357 hectares (882 acres), increasing connectivity for wildlife.
Cranberry Marsh-West is located approximately 292 km southeast of Prince George, within the Regional District of Fraser – Fort George. It has a hot and dry climate and provides habitat for several species of wildlife, including the endangered Black Swift and the of Special Concern Western Toad. The wetlands contain crucial breeding grounds for birds as well as a migratory bird stopover along the Pacific Flyway.
The purchase of these ecologically and environmentally valuable properties adds to the legacy of The Nature Trust of BC, demonstrating its steadfast commitment to protecting BC’s most vulnerable ecosystems to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
You can support The Nature Trust of BC in purchasing and protecting these vital land properties by donating to our campaign. The deadline for fundraising is March 31, 2024.