Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec (Photo by mlheureuxroy)

Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec (Photo by mlheureuxroy)

Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Maritime ringlet (Photo by NCC)
    Baie des Chaleurs: Home to a very rare butterfly

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) property on the Baie des Chaleurs in the Gaspé Peninsula. This natural environment located within the salt marshes (‘barachois’) of Nouvelle River, in the township of Nouvelle, is very important for many bird species, including several at risk.

  • Forillon Corridor, Gaspé Peninsula (Photo by NCC)
    The Forillon peninsula ecological corridor

    Located on the tip of Gaspésie, the Forillon peninsula ecological corridor forest zone connects Forillon National Park and the public forest lands further west. A natural passage, the ecological corridor allows wildlife to move and plants to disperse, and as a result ensures good connectivity between the lands of the region.

  • Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Pointe Saint-Pierre

    Pointe Saint-Pierre forms the easternmost point of the Gaspé Peninsula. Located halfway between the towns of Gaspé and Percé, Pointe Saint-Pierre is comprised of meadows, forests and 10-metre-high cliffs along the shorelines of the Gaspé coast.

  • Malbaie River property, QC (Photo by Mike Dembeck)
    TD Forests: Malbaie River property

    Nestled between the towns of Gaspé and Percé lies a protected haven for Atlantic salmon — a species of special concern — and stands of mixed forests in which many species of mammals and birds live.

  • Harlequin duck (Photo by C. Chevalier)
    The treasures of coastal habitats

    For more than 15 years, NCC has ensured the long-term protection of exceptional natural sites throughout the Gaspé Coastal Habitats Natural Area, more specifically in the Pointe Saint-Pierre and Malbaie Salt Marsh areas.

  • Barachois, Gaspé Peninsula (photo by CNC)
    The Malbaie Salt Marsh: An exceptional diversity of habitats

    Salt marshes are key features of the Gaspé landscape. The varying salinity resulting from this mixing is responsible for the salt marsh’s diversity of habitats.

  • Piping plover (Photo by Natural Resources Canada)
    The Magdalen Islands

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been protecting the Magdalen Islands’ fragile habitats for almost 20 years. NCC is currently working in the areas of Havre-aux-Basques and the Pointe de l’Est.

  • LeGros House, Pointe Saint-Pierre, Gaspé Peninsula (Photo by NCC)
    LeGros House: Jersey legacy lives on in the Gaspé

    Dating from the end of the 19th century, the building is a testament to the little-known history that shaped Pointe Saint-Pierre as we know it today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada acquired this house in 2007, as well as the surrounding property, which was also owned by the LeGros family.

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