We have the opportunity to add 18.5 acres (7.5 hectares) to our newest conservation complex in the ‘Heart of the Fraser River’ – Nicomen Slough.
Nicomen Slough is located in an area of continental significance to waterfowl that stop in the area during their migrations. More than 100 trumpeter swans spend the winter in the area, alongside owls, ducks and great blue heron. River otters, muskrat and beavers share the land with birds, fish and plant life.
This property protects a portion of the rich riparian ecosystem in the Heart of the Fraser – an area that is increasingly threatened with development and habitat loss.
The Heart of the Fraser is a marvelous stretch of the river. This area is prime spawning habitat for salmon and white sturgeon and serves as a nursery for millions of baby salmon every year. The Nature Trust has conserved almost 700 acres in this area beginning with the Chehalis Conservancy in 1978 and most recently adding Nicomen Slough Conservation Area in 2019.