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Hectanooga Conservation Lands (Purchase)

Hectanooga Conservation Lands. 187 acres in Hectanooga, Digby Co.
Purchased from J.D. Irving Limited

Significance

Endangered species habitat, rare forest

Details

Eastern White Cedar is a high conservation priority for Nova Scotia. The tree prefers lowland sites, and a well decomposed organic soil layer with actively moving soil water (swamps, lake-sides, stream banks). This is one of only 2 known stands of Eastern White Cedar in the province. The property also protects other mature Acadian forest stands. Several rare lichen species, and one lichen species reported for the first time in North America, have been identified either within or adjacent to the property. The site also provides habitat for the nationally Threatened Canada Warbler, and potentially the Threatened Olive-sided Flycatcher.