The Nature Conservancy of Canada buys pristine Lake Superior shoreline

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Big Trout Bay, crucial habitat for peregrine falcons and other species, has been purchased by the Nature Conservancy of Canada for $8.5 million.

The protected 1,000 hectares of coastal boreal forest, which includes cliffs, cobble beaches, and large sections of open bedrock, will play a key role in the conservation of animal and plant life, such as bald eagles and rare Arctic and alpine plants.

“It’s a chance to protect the best of the best. We’re not having to rehabilitate. We can just get a piece of land and it’s an intact, functioning ecosystem that is going to be there, hopefully forever,” Gary Davies, the Northwest Program director for the NCC, told CBC.

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