Lloyd's River Nature Reserve
Lloyds River, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by NCC)
NCC’s Lloyds River Nature Reserve is a 2,174-acre (880-hectare) expanse of boreal forest bordering Lloyds River in the interior of the island of Newfoundland. This diverse landscape includes open peatlands, barren habitat and forest comprised of balsam fir and black spruce, with stands of mature white pine. This remote forest environment provides habitat for a multitude of wildlife, including Newfoundland marten, black bear, Canada lynx and the iconic woodland caribou. Many plants that are provincially rare to uncommon thrive here, including mad-dog skullcap.
The Lloyds River Nature Reserve was acquired through a partnership with Abitibi Consolidated in 2003 and was the first Ecological Gift in Newfoundland and Labrador. Given the remote location of this property, NCC’s stewardship strategy includes partnering with local recreationalists who use the area.