Acquired in 1974, Mud Bay was the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s first project in British Columbia! This conservation area was established in partnership with other notable conservation organizations, including The Nature Trust of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada, and is now managed by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations the larger Important Bird Area (IBA) at Boundary Bay. The marsh provides important habitat for numerous species of migratory and over-wintering waterbirds and shorebirds in the busy Lower Mainland. Boundary Bay also provides habitat for the juvenile Pacific salmon that annually migrate out from the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers, both of which neighbour the Mud Bay Conservation Area.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)