Protection of wetlands and forests in the lowlands of Bristol and Clarendon
Wetland and forest protected by NCC in Bristol, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
Since 2004, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has invested greatly in the conservation of two priority areas in the Ottawa Valley — those of Bristol and Clarendon.
These areas shelter vast wetlands, forests and shorelines that are in a remarkably natural state and the most beautiful alvars in Quebec. This ecoregion also boasts some of the province’s most biologically diverse habitat, and is frequented by waterfowl, 110 species of breeding birds, important populations of Blanding’s, musk and map turtles and numerous other species of fauna.
Thanks to the participation of its numerous partners, to date NCC has protected close to 5,300 acres (2,170 hectares) of highly valued natural areas in Bristol and Clarendon.
NCC wishes to emphasize the contributions of Environment Canada, the ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs, the Fondation de la faune du Québec, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Warmest thanks go also to the Muirhead, Connelly and Lamarche families, who have supported NCC in its conservation mission.