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Fell Wetland

Donor:

Allan Fell

Acreage:

50

Open to Public:

No

Year Protected:

2019

Protection:

Fee Simple

Interesting Features:

The Fell Wetland is relatively untouched by human activity and is home to a forested wetland and cattail marsh. This property, donated by Allan Fell, has been in the Fell family since 1908.

This 50-acre property lies within the Kawarthas Naturally Connected (KNC) Preferred Scenario and contains a portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) which provides an excellent habitat to a biodiversity of flora and fauna. Mitchell Creek runs through the property and leads to Cameron Lake, a part of the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW). This wetland system contributes significantly to the connectivity throughout the agricultural landscape, and is a major biodiversity hot spot in an otherwise highly disturbed area.

The wetland and forests on this property serve as an important corridor for wildlife movement in the area. There has been over 25 species of birds noted on the property including the Northern flicker, Black-billed cuckoo, and Eastern bluebird. By linking together the fragmented natural areas near it, the Fell property contributes to the conservation and connectivity of habitats in and around its boundaries.

This property shows excellent natural value with outstanding provincially significant features.

KLT has a goal to ensure public access when it is compatible with the long term protection goals of these sites and features, and correspond with the wishes of the land donor. The Fell Property is not open for public access.