The Nature Trust of British Columbia has the opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining parcels of private land in the White Lake Basin. Park Rill Creek Infill West is surrounded on all sides by The Nature Trust’s White Lake Basin Biodiversity Ranch.
The property has a very high conservation ranking. 95% of the property contains sensitive ecosystems, with habitat for at least two red-listed plants. Endangered birds that have been seen on or around the property include Lewis’s Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Flammulated Owl, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, Lark and Brewer’s sparrow, and a historical record for White-headed Woodpecker.
It is not only rare birds that flock to this area. Mammals, including Pallid Bat and American Badger have been seen and there is Critical Habitat for amphibians and reptiles like Western Tiger Salamander, and Great Basin Gophersnake.
The purchase of this ‘infill’ property demonstrates The Nature Trust’s commitment to building conservation complexes over time. It will be the 11th property acquisition in the White Lake Basin since 1996. Growing conservation complexes through purchases means that sometimes we need to act fast to ensure that when adjacent parcels come to market that we can offer a fair price. We work with the landowners to meet their needs while also fulfulling our mission to protect biodiversity and the environment.