Last intact forest corridor along Rideau now protected long-term

By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, June 16, 2018

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing the protection of 48 hectares (120 acres), including 2.5 kilometres of historic Rideau Waterway shoreline, on Whitefish Lake.

This piece of Whitefish Lake, which includes a collection of granite ridges, forests and shoreline, is at the heart of the Frontenac Arch. The NCC describes it as a key wildlife corridor that connects the Algonquin Highlands to the Adirondack Mountains. The Arch is also a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The property is critical to a wide variety of plant and animal life, including waterfowl such as mallard, ring-necked duck and wood duck. It is also home to wide-ranging animals like fisher and black bear.

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