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McWilliams

Donor:

John and Susan McWilliams

Acreage:

33

Open to Public:

No

Year Protected:

2020

Protection:

Fee Simple

Interesting Features:

The McWilliams Property is a 32-acre property located in the Stony Lake area, just south of Burleigh Falls and adjacent to the Christie Bentham Wetland. With the addition of this property, the Christie Bentham Wetland is 170 acres of significant, protected land!

The McWilliams property is predominantly dominated by granite bedrock. It is an area of transition and high biodiversity known as The Land Between.

The forest on the property is part of a forested corridor which extends south towards Young’s Point. There are many mature trees present, and forest structure indicative of natural forest succession. Evidence of deer and coyote use and natural processes such as flooding by beavers is also present on this land. Birds such as Scarlet Tanager and Pileated Woodpecker as well as Oven Bird and Veery were observed on the property during breeding season.

The property contains a portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) which contributes to the water quality of surrounding Bays, Stony and Clear Lake and provides vital habitat to breeding fish, birds and numerous Species at Risk.
Read more about the McWilliams Property, here!