This 297 hectare (735 ac.) project is located at the mouth of the Breckenridge Creek watershed on the eastern shore of the Ottawa River, about 20 km west of the city of Gatineau. The area includes significant natural habitats, including a large open marsh, the Breckenridge Creek, mixed forests, a portion of which lies in a flood zone, and more than 2 km of the Ottawa River’s banks. These diverse landscapes support species such as the loggerhead shrike, Blanding’s turtle, short-eared owl, western chorus frog and the endangered butternut tree.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)