“The St. Lawrence Land Trust is proud to work with Northeast Wilderness Trust to ensure this land is protected forever, with access for public use, and to prevent deterioration of our natural landscapes,” said Dr. Jessica Rogers, Board President of St. Lawrence Land Trust.
The Preserve lies directly within the A2A corridor, which is considered one of the most important large-scale forest and wetland linkages remaining in eastern North America. It is recognized globally through two designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: The Frontenac Arch Biosphere and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.
“Like most biological corridors in the eastern U.S., the majority of the land in the A2A is privately owned,” stated Kate Cleary, Board Member of the Algonquin to Adirondack Collaborative, a U.S., Canadian, and First Nations partner working to protect and enhance the A2A. “The work of organizations like Northeast Wilderness Trust is vitally important in these corridors, because purchasing land or establishing conservation easements is one of the only ways to guarantee that critical habitat linkages will be protected.”
For more information about this new wilderness area, visit www.newildernesstrust.org/grasse-river