photo:  Bill Mcintyre

Tucked away in the northern portion of the Carden Alvar is North Bear Alvar, purchased by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2011. This property adds 787 acres (318 hectares) to NCC’s growing network of conservation lands on the Carden Alvar.

“NCC’s goal, in partnership with the Couchiching Conservancy, is to create a natural corridor from  Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Park down to the conservation lands south of Kirkfield Road 6,” says Tom Wilson, property steward and president of the Carden Field Naturalists. “North Bear creates a beautiful block of this corridor.”