parr lake natural reserve

Courtesy NCC

Map provides approximate location.

Parr Lake Nature Reserve

Forest Glen, NS

Nature Conservancy Canada – 2023

88 hectares

Property Description

With MapleCross’ support, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) successfully expanded the Parr Lake Nature Reserve in Southwestern Nova Scotia by 88 hectares. This new addition will ensure connectivity for wildlife. This property fills the gap between the original NCC Parr Lake Nature Reserve’s boundary north, by Crown Land to the east, and the newly designated Carleton River Wilderness Area to the south. The southwest portion of the property is lake frontage along Parr Lake. It is situated approximately 20 km southwest of the Tobeatic Wilderness Area, the largest protected natural area in the Maritimes. 

In 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated this area as a biosphere.  It was selected because of its important ecological and cultural features. The wetlands and largely intact Acadian (Wabanaki) forest are home to important provincial and regionally rare and at-risk species, such as eastern baccharis, barn swallow harlequin duck, bobolink, short-eared owl, and willet.

Content and property pictures courtesy of Nature Conservancy Canada.

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