In 2005, a conservation easement on the Susut property was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Since then, the landowner and NCC have worked together to ensure that this environmentally significant area remains intact. The Susut property consists of 160 acres, and NCC owns an additional 160 acres to the north. Together, these properties contain important wetland and deciduous forest habitat, providing refuge for a variety of species. In addition, a number of key wildlife areas are in the proximity of the Susut property, such as Crestomere Slough, Battle River, Brook Creek, and Gull Lake.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)