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Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Green Mountains Nature Reserve

The Green Mountains Nature Reserve
The Green Mountains Nature Reserve, which includes the Sutton Mountain Range, is internationally important. Not only is it one of the last unfragmented wilderness areas remaining in southern Quebec, it also represents a key link in the Appalachian range that stretches from Georgia to the Gaspé Peninsula. It is a priceless natural treasure, with a multitude of ecosystems that house an abundance of species.

In 2001, with assistance from Appalachian Corridor, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) made an initial purchase of 1,140 acres (460 hectares) in the Sutton Mountain Range, funded by partners that included the Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement. In 2004, following a major mobilization of the community, lands formerly owned by Domtar were also acquired through an extraordinary gift of land and financial contribution by the Government of Quebec and numerous foundations and donors, including the Daniel Langlois Foundation.

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