The Salmonier River area is NCC’s most recent project, and falls within a newly written conservation plan for the Avalon Peninsula. The forest has a high diversity of lichens, including the globally rare boreal felt lichen and blue felt lichen. The river itself is a provincially designated salmon river with a healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The area also neighbours the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, providing protection and resources for the species using that area.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)