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Brothers Islands Conservation Lands (Donation)

Brothers Islands Conservation Lands. 15 acres in Two Islands, Cumberland Co.
Donated by Jack Herbin

Significance

Coastal island, old growth forest, rare coastal flora.

Details

The Brothers are two steep-sided, basalt islands in the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro. The islands are significant because they harbour an coastal old-growth hardwood forest, and rare plants including purple trillium and Canada yew.

Bald eagles, common eiders, black guillemots, and gulls nest on the islands. The islands may also provide suitable nesting cliffs for peregrine falcons, which have shown signs of recovery in the upper bay.

The relative scarcity of coastal islands in the upper Bay of Fundy, and the growing pressure to develop coastal islands in Nova Scotia, make this conversation success provincially significant.