As part of an extensive wetland, the 157 acre (63.5 ha.) project features cattails and sedge fens, and patches of native prairie. Just 0.75 km southwest from the Town of Douglas, the marsh is internationally recognized as an Important Bird Area. Species recorded on the property include the endangered monarch butterfly, threatened barn swallows and the elusive yellow rail.
NCC acquired Douglas Marsh with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.