Newly protected habitat benefits Canadian species at risk

The Canada warbler is one of several at-risk wildlife species found on the Nebo Property near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. ©Matt MacGillivray

Hundreds of acres of biologically diverse habitat near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, have recently become protected under management by The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The area, known as the Nebo Property, supports a wide range of plant life and provides habitat for numerous wildlife species due to its diverse combination of mixed wood forests, grassland prairies, and wetlands. Many of the wildlife species found on this property are listed under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, including the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), Canada warbler (Cardellina canadensis), and whooping crane (Grus americana). Management of this property by NCC will help protect habitat important to these and other listed species in the area.

NCC purchased this land from its previous owner with support from the Canadian government and TD Forests, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. NCC’s goal is to manage the property in a way that “maintains and enhances its natural values”.

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