INT is almost ready to close on our first acquisition of the 2020-21 year – a stunning mature hardwood forest in Lewes, Kings County. Due to the economic repercussions of COVID, we have lost a previous corporate commitment for funds towards this purchase and are now short $15,000.
This 109-acre forest fronts on the Honourable J Angus Maclean Road and contains headwater sections of the Valleyfield River. Site visits indicate the presence of the threatened olive-sided flycatcher, an insect-eating
migratory bird that depends on mature forest edges along streams for nesting habitat. The back of the property
contains old growth upland and riparian hardwood forest with a diverse mix of hemlock, sugar maple, red spruce, yellow birch and beech, in a rare, outstanding example of the original Maritime Acadian Forest that used to cover most of PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Please help us reach the finish line, if you can, on this incredible property.
We are hugely grateful for any amount, which helps us to ensure stewardship of this ecologically sensitive piece of land.