The conservation of Gold River Lake and the 600 acres surrounding it support important wildlife habitat, including rare old growth Acadian forest, a rich wetland complex and important salmon spawning habitat.
“The preservation of Gold River Lake and the surrounding forest is a hallmark piece of conservation for Nova Scotia,” states Farley Blackman, Chairman of FARBLACK. “I am thrilled to contribute to an endeavor that protects the lake and land in perpetuity while establishing a unique legal framework that enables others to do the same.”
“The protected area is of outstanding conservation value in a landscape dominated by commercial logging and extensive lakeshore development” says Duncan Bayne, the Nature Trust’s Land Securement Coordinator. “The easement is a landmark in wildlife conservation in Nova Scotia.”