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

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

Wideview Complex (Val Marie)

Altogether, the Wideview properties encompass 1,917 acres (775 ha.) of mixed grasslands in the Milk River Basin. The area has been nationally recognized as an Ecologically Significant Region (ESR) and a Grasslands Priority Conservation Area (GPCA), hosting sensitive species like swift fox, black-tailed prairie dogs and the endangered greater sage-grouse. NCC will continue to work closely with Grasslands National Park to secure a buffer zone and protected corridor surrounding the area.

NCC acquired Wideview 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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