Cobequid Hills mature forest (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has an extraordinary opportunity to conserve a large forested property in central Nova Scotia that provides vital habitat for many species of wildlife, including endangered mainland moose. This 904-acre (366-hectare) property is located halfway between Tatamagouche and Truro, in the headwaters of the French River and on the northern slope of the Cobequid Hills. For many years the land owners ran a thriving sugar maple operation here. Now they have generously agreed to donate this outstanding property to NCC to be protected for the long term.
As well as being an excellent habitat for moose and other large mammals, this property is valuable for conservation because it is home to a healthy, uneven-aged, diverse forest, with many old sugar maple and hardwood trees. Sections of the property where there are steep ravines support hemlock and red spruce that are more than 100 years old — a rarity in Nova Scotia.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada needs to raise funds by the end of the year to cover legal costs, as well as to establish an endowment to ensure we can manage and care for the property for the long term. NCC’s total project cost to protect the 904 acres is $300,000 — with $165,000 still needed.
Call NCC at 1-866-319-5985 to learn how your tax deductible donation can support this exceptional conservation project.