“By conserving this property, we are ensuring it will continue to offer habitat and safe movement routes for these incredible animals.”
A new conservation site outside Waterton Lakes National Park has been announced by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The 255-hectare site will be added to the over 13,000 protected conservation land that sits approximately 10 kilometres south of Twin Butte
Tom Lynch-Staunton, Regional Vice-President of the Nature Conservancy of Canada says that making this land a conservation site will ensure it continues to be a habitat.
“Waterton Lakes National Park is renowned for its incredible wildlife, but these species rely on an area much larger than that park itself throughout the year. By conserving this property, we are ensuring it will continue to offer habitat and safe movement routes for these incredible animals, while also being available to the livestock of local ranchers for grazing"
The conservation site is compromised of two separate land areas, each one supports important habitats like fescue grasslands, forests, wetlands and riverside ecosystems along the Waterton River.
The NCC said the protected area will continue to be used for cattle grazing while being managed in a way that allows nature to thrive.
These are important habitat areas for the American badgers, bobolink, and horned grebe, which are all of special concern.