Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Help protect Whitefish Lake today

The heart of the last intact forest corridor in eastern Ontario

Along the shores of beautiful Whitefish Lake in the Frontenac Arch are 120 acres (49 hectares) of pristine wilderness. Located on the Rideau Waterway east of Loughborough Lake, this collection of stunning granite ridges, rich forests and 2.5 kilometres of shoreline supports a wide variety of plant and animal life, including waterfowl, such as mallard, ring-necked duck and wood duck.

A unique property, Whitefish Lake features trees more commonly found in the Appalachian Mountains to the south, such as pitch pine, shagbark hickory, rock elm and black maple. Several rare and at-risk plant and animal species have been observed near this natural gem.

Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Whitefish Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

Large, intact properties like this are just the kind that the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking to acquire and conserve in the Frontenac Arch. By purchasing this property, and others like it in the area, we are helping to protect a wilderness corridor that is essential for numerous species.

Help NCC conserve Whitefish Lake

NCC has a time-sensitive opportunity to acquire this important piece of Canada’s natural heritage for the long term. Of the total $943,000 project costs, only $142,000 remains for us to raise by December 2017. By conserving Whitefish Lake, NCC can help maintain the critical forest habitat connection across the Frontenac Arch to the Adirondack Mountains.

You can help protect Whitefish Lake. Make a gift now, or contact Pia Kaukoranta, development coordinator, NCC, at 416-932-3202 ext. 2222.

With your help, we can conserve Whitefish Lake forever

Frontenac Arch

The Frontenac Arch is the southern-most extension of the Canadian Shield, extending from the Algonquin Highlands of Ontario to the Adirondack Mountains of New York. This rugged landscape was settled after the War of 1812, but was ill-suited for agriculture. Most of the farms carved from the forest have returned to nature, and this is now the most heavily forested landscape in southern Ontario. It is also the most vital link in the last remaining intact forest corridor in eastern North America.

The Frontenac Arch is a unique area of biogeographic overlap between the northern Canadian Shield forests and southern Appalachian influences, supporting a great richness of plant, insect and animal species — making this one of the most biodiverse regions in Canada and a place of great beauty. The Arch serves as a funnel for migrating birds, bats and insects, and animals with large home ranges, such as fisher, black bear and bobcat.

The Frontenac Arch’s incredibly rich natural environment and history was recognized in 2002 when it became a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, part of a world-wide network of 610 Biosphere Reserves in 117 countries.

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