Province Acquires Two Parcels of Land from Nature Conservancy
Prince George, B.C.- Two sections of land near McBride are now owned by the Province.
In partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Province has acquired:
* 64 hectares along the Fraser River near McBride as part of the West Twin Protected Area, featuring fish and wildlife habitat, including a rare stand of cottonwood.
* 63 hectares of low-lying wetland, upland forest, trails and interpretive signage at the Natasha Boyd Conservation Area, near McBride.
Formerly owned by The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC), the properties were transferred from TLC to the Nature Conservancy of Canada last year, as part of TLC’s debt management plan. The properties are considered ecologically sensitive.
Acquiring the properties has a price tag, with the Province paying $100 thousand for the West Twin property and $150 thousand for the property in the Natasha Boyd Conservation area.
The cash component necessary to help repay TLC’s creditors.