- Cal and Elaine Cuthbert, owners of a property near Portage Creek in Manitoba, are working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to get a conservation agreement for the site.
Dozens of various bird species will be able to rely on the large amount of natural space that will remain in Manitoba.
On Friday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada stated that it is working with Cal and Elaine Cuthbert, owners of a property near Portage Creek in Manitoba, to secure a conservation agreement for the land.
“We’re going to partner so that those lands, the magnificent habitats, the stream itself, and all the species that come with it are eternally saved,” said Cary Hamel, director of conservation for the Nature Conservancy of Canada Manitoba.
The land is 31 acres and serves as a migration corridor for at least 220 different bird species.
“It has some lovely forest on it,” Hamel added, “almost primal, unspoiled for generations, just crawling wid birdlife in the spring with migration.”
The Cuthbert family has held the land since 1884, and they want to keep it that way.
During the epidemic, more families have reached out to learn about conservation agreements, according to Hamel.
“People are more linked than ever to their properties, yards, and the natural world around them,” he said. “And they’re becoming increasingly concerned about the future of human and natural health, as well as how we’re all linked to nature.”
“And I’d say it’s a growing industry in nature conservation; we’re getting a lot of calls, and it’s really good to see that these are people that want to donate land or agreements and preserve them there for future generations.”
On the internet, you can learn more about conservation agreements.
Source: Global News
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