Protect Manitoulin

The Manitoulin Island Archipelago is a collection of islands in Lake Huron that includes Cockburn Island and Manitoulin Island. The area is and always has been a priority for conservation for its undeveloped Great Lakes shorelines, globally rare alvars, meadow marshes and abundance of wildlife including globally rare and at-risk plants.

Current Priority

Vidal Bay Forests and Shoreline property The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has an opportunity to protect 7,608 hectares (18,800 acres) on Manitoulin Island. The Vidal Bay Forests and Shoreline property has globally rare alvar communities, coastal cliffs, over 18 kilometres of undeveloped Lake Huron shoreline, inland lakes and wetlands, and intact forests.

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*NCC may direct all or a portion of gifts committed to invasive species work on Cockburn Island, Manitoulin Island and the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula to NCC’s Stewardship Endowment Fund for Ontario. Revenue generated by the Stewardship Endowment Fund provides for long-term management on properties across the province including Cockburn Island. In the event that this project becomes fully funded or cannot be carried out, your gift will be allocated to the next urgent priority in the Manitoulin Island Archipelago Natural Area.