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New KLT-Protected Property: Fell Wetland

The newly protected Fell Wetland is relatively untouched by human activity and is home to a forested wetland and cattail marsh. This property, donated by Allan Fell and Family, has been in the Fell family since 1908.
This 50-acre property lies within the Kawarthas Naturally Connected (KNC) Preferred Scenario. The KNC Preferred Scenario is a tool using the best available conservation science,  identifying it as an ecologically significant and an integral piece of our natural landscape.
The Fell Wetland
Fell Wetland

The Fell property lies within a wetland complex 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. 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. The 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.

Kawartha Land Trust is the only non-government charitable organization committed to protecting land in the Kawarthas, as of today KLT protects 18 properties covering more than 4,100 acres of diverse and significant land.

This project was undertaken with the financial support of:
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Posted December 19, 2019.

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