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

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

Waggle Springs (Shilo)

Set on the banks of the Assiniboine River, this 754 acre (305 ha.) project is made up of a diverse range of landscapes, including mixed-grass prairie, wetlands and forests. The freshwater springs, in which the site is named after, provides habitat for the northern leopard frog and round leaf monkey flower, while the continuous grasslands host at-risk prairie birds, such as the Sprague’s pipit and eastern wood-pewee.

NCC acquired Waggle Springs 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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