New Nature Reserve Protected
The Pitts and Milligan Property has now been protected!
Thanks to the help of generous support of the families of John Pitts and Kathleen Milligan, numerous community members, The Echo Foundation and The Gosling Foundation, this 185 acre property is now protected.
“Protecting this mix of forest, wetland and headwaters benefits our entire community,” said Mark Bisset, Executive Director of The Couchiching Conservancy. “Creating corridors of connected wilderness is a critical goal of our work. Having land set aside from development is an imperative part of the solution to our collective climate crisis. Adding untouched wilderness to our network of Nature Reserves, and other protected places is something that helps us all.”
The Pitts & Milligan property is the first protected since the launch of the Black River Wildlands Corridor Campaign in August. With your help, we are working to create new protected areas, and build a corridor of connected wilderness. There are other parcels currently going through the acquisition process. These parcels are selected for protection based on their ecological values, connections to other protected areas, prevalence of Species at Risk and other factors.