Map turtle (Photo by Ryan M Bolton)

Map turtle (Photo by Ryan M Bolton)

Montreal's Greenbelt

  • Conservation volunteers in the Montreal Greenbelt, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    Montreal's Greenbelt

    NCC protects 12,355 acres (5,000 hectares) of natural areas in and around Montreal — a surface area equivalent to more than 9,000 football fields! These protected lands can be found on the islands surrounding Montreal, at the foot of the Monteregian Hills, in the peat bogs of the Upper Saint Lawrence River and in some agricultural lands. NCC is a key contributor to the establishment of a greenbelt for Greater Montreal.
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  • Map turtle (Photo by NCC)
    Protecting the map turtles

    Sometimes we forget that the Montreal area, although very urbanized, is also an archipelago of some hundred islands and islets as well as several streams and rivers. In this aquatic environment live a number of species, including the map turtle; considered to be vulnerable according to Quebec’s Act on Threatened or Vulnerable Species.
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