The Nature Trust of British Columbia has raised $1.5 million to protect two critical conservation areas, totalling 115.2 hectares (284.6 acres) of rich ecological landscape across Northern BC.

The two land areas The Nature Trust of BC are known as Crescent Spur and Cranberry Marsh-West and they are located within the traditional territory of both the Simpcw and Lheildli T’enneh First Nations.

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Crescent Spur is comprised of three parcels totalling 76.9 hectares (190 acres) of land and located 55 km northwest of the community of McBride and within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The property includes ancient inland forest, with trees older than 1000 years, and rare riparian ecosystems.

The area contains two different types of ecosystems – the Sub-Boreal Spruce and the Interior Cedar-Hemlock. Both exhibit a very wet and cool climate and are at-risk ecosystems. Currently, only 4 per cent of the Sub-Boreal Spruce and 11.2 per cent of the Interior Cedar-Hemlock are protected provincially. The land provides critical habitat for a variety of endangered, threatened, and at-risk species, including the Little Brown Myotis, Barn Swallow, Short-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Horned Grebe, Grizzly Bear, Rusty Blackbird, and the Wolverine.

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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 land is adjacent to the Cranberry Marsh/Starratt Wildlife Management Area, now that this land is purchased, the total conservation area is 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 lands 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 protect these lands in perpetuity by donating today.