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It would be interesting to see what they have

Post by Lucas » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:02 am


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The property is valued because of its “majestic” old-growth forests

Two islands in the river have some of Nova Scotia’s last intact Acadian floodplain forests, with massive red maples and yellow birch,

She said the family that owns the property knows it is ecologically valuable and that’s why they contacted the trust “but the financial circumstances of the family are that they need some money, and they’ve basically reached the point of either ‘we’re going to cut the trees down for the money, or we’re going to sell the property.’”

She said the owners know that if someone buys the property privately “what will likely happen is they’re going to cut down the trees because that’s where the money is . . . they know that the community would hate to see this property ever destroyed, so they’ve given us an opportunity.”
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Re: It would be interesting to see what they have

Post by Lucas » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:31 pm

"Birch trees so old and massive you can’t put your arms around them, and a forest canopy that reaches for the sky.

The area is filled with what are described as “massive” red maples and yellow birch. "

They are laying on the hype but would neat to see it.


Conservationist provides $100K loan to protect St. Mary’s River forest, wetlands
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Published November 10, 2014 - 11:01am
Last Updated November 10, 2014 - 9:23pm

Birch trees so old and massive you can’t put your arms around them, and a forest canopy that reaches for the sky.

“The deep, green mosses grow over the fallen logs, and it’s so beautiful it takes your breath away,” says Bonnie Sutherland, executive director of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

Sutherland was referring to a beautiful chunk of property on the St. Mary’s River near Glenelg, Guysborough County, that is protected because the trust has bought the 53 hectares of old-growth forest.

“This area is really representative of that beautiful piece of Nova Scotia we all want to save,” Sutherland said Monday.

“It has cathedral-like forests that, when we stumble upon these areas when we’re canoeing or hiking through an area, it just means so much to us because it’s representative of Nova Scotia’s unique wilderness.”

The section, which includes two islands, teems with wildlife, including endangered birds and turtles.

Sutherland credits a passionate environmentalist who is no stranger to the trust for the ability to buy the property.

But for a $100,000 interest-free loan from Martin Rudy Haase, a 93-year-old conservationist from the South Shore, the deal would have fallen through.

When he heard about a $260,000 fundraising drive, Haase offered up the idea of a loan.

“Rudy has an endless passion for the environment,” said Sutherland.

“The day he heard about this opportunity, he called to offer an interest-free loan to cover any shortfall in funding by the deadline. And his loan made all the difference.”

The drive to raise funds began Sept. 28.

Saving the site was a top priority for the organization because the area contains an old-growth hemlock forest and an Acadian floodplain forest.

The area is filled with what are described as “massive” red maples and yellow birch. It features over four kilometres of undisturbed river shoreline where three endangered species of birds and turtles make their home.

Just over $140,000 in donations has been raised, so a $120,000 shortfall remains.

Sutherland suggested that anyone wanting to donate to the cause can do so with the holidays in mind. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s Gifts of Nature program is a way for people to “adopt” an acre of forest with a donation.

Those who have been given a gift of nature are sent a certificate, note cards and a description of the property saved in their name.

Donations can be made at nsnt.ca or by calling 902-425-5263.
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