Canada Conservation group purchases farm near Fernie, B.C., to protect grizzlies

06:32  06 june  2018
06:32  06 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a 43-hectare farm near Fernie — which is a critical corridor for grizzly bears A previous version of this story did not include the fact that around a third of the funding for the purchase came from the federal government's Natural Areas Conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a parcel of land near Fernie , B . C ., in the Rocky Mountains in a bid to protect prime territory for …

The 43-hectare farm had been farmed by the Fitzen family for over a century.© Nature Conservancy of Canada The 43-hectare farm had been farmed by the Fitzen family for over a century.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a parcel of land near Fernie, B.C., in the Rocky Mountains in a bid to protect prime territory for grizzly bears, elk and cutthroat trout.

The land parcel is a 43-hectare farm at the valley bottom along the Elk River south of Fernie. It was farmed by Charlie and Ruth Fitzen, their children and grandchildren for more than a century.

Now, facilitated by Deb de Hoog, granddaughter of the Fitzens, the Nature Conservancy of Canada acquired the land and remaining buildings via a partial donation and partial land purchase for $800,000.

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Conservation group purchases farm near Fernie , B . C ., to protect grizzlies | CBC News. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a 43 hectare farm near Fernie — which is a critical corridor for grizzly bears, elk and cutthroat trout.

Conservation group purchases farm near Fernie , B . C ., to protect grizzlies . CBC 06 Jun 2018. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has bought a 43 hectare farm near Fernie — which is a critical corridor for grizzly bears, elk and cutthroat trout .

"I'm delighted that the Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected this property, and I think my grandpa would have been really happy to know that the land went to conservation," Hoog said in a release.

"We need to go forth as if we are borrowing land from future generations and leave it better than when we found it."

a body of water surrounded by trees: The Elk River flows through the area creating wetlands that provide vital spawning and rearing grounds for fish.© Nature Conservancy of Canada The Elk River flows through the area creating wetlands that provide vital spawning and rearing grounds for fish.

The purchase comes at a time when land on the valley floor is being snapped up for development.

Program manager Richard Klafki says this purchase is critical to keeping some of the land in a relatively natural state for wildlife.

"That area is located within a wildlife corridor and is considered high conservation value forest and we were interested in securing it to allow for cross value connectivity for grizzly bears and to provide ungulate winter range for elk," Klafki said.

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a herd of sheep grazing on a lush green field: This area is an important wildlife corridor, frequented by grizzly and black bear, mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose as they travel across the Elk Valley.© Nature Conservancy of Canada This area is an important wildlife corridor, frequented by grizzly and black bear, mule and white-tailed deer, elk and moose as they travel across the Elk Valley.

Funding for the purchase was provided by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the B.C. Conservation Foundation, the Fitzen family, Ellen Almond Stuart and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

With files from Bob Keating

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