Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Ferrier (Big Valley)

The Ferrier property was graciously left to NCC in Nancy Ferrier’s will. In January 2017, thanks to the generous support of public and private donors, NCC was able to officially complete the securement project.

On the northwestern shore of Gough lake, lies 1,467 acres (594 ha.) of native grasslands, forests and wetlands. These diverse conditions attract a wide range of species, including prairie loggerhead shrike, western tiger salamander and porcupine.

NCC acquired the Ferrier property 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.

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