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Province Acquires Two Parcels of Land from Nature Conservancy

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 3:51 PM

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.




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