Nature Conservancy of Canada to acquire Lake Superior’s Batchewana Island

Batchewana Island. Photo by Robert Cormier, courtesy NCC

Nature Conservancy of Canada says it has reached a purchase agreement for Batchewana Island, north of Salt Ste. Marie, the largest private island on Lake Superior. It says it has raised eighty percent of the purchase price. “Batchewana Island’s 27 kilometres of shoreline encircle more than 2,000 hectares of mature and intact forests and wetlands that offer important iconic species. Gray wolf, black bear, moose and more than 30 provincially significant bird species prowl, forage, den, nest and fly through the island’s woods. Many fish, including endangered lake sturgeon, spawn in the shallows offshore.”

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