More than 70 more hectares protected in East Bolton

Record staff
Staff Writer

Conservation groups Conservation des vallons de la Serpentine (CVS) and Appalachian Corridor have announced the protection in perpetuity of a 70-hectare property in East Bolton. This new protected area is the third ecological gift from Ms. Ann Pâquet, and CVS will now be its sole owner.
Over the years, Ann. Pâquet developed lasting relationships based on mutual trust with both conservation organizations, leading her to protect a total of 80.6 hectares in an area of high ecological value.
“All these people have inspired confidence in me over the years,” Pâquet explained, “I developed a great interest in nature; therefore, I am now giving 70 hectares to CVS for their protection in perpetuity”.
“It is a great privilege to have worked with Ms. Pâquet over the last ten years to protect the biodiversity of her land and we are most grateful,” added Gilles Gagnon, Vice President of Communications for CVS. “This new protected area features many elements of ecological interest and brings the network of natural areas protected by CVS to 340 hectares or 850 acres”.
“This is an invaluable gift that fits perfectly with our conservation strategy,” said Appalachian Corridor Executive Director Mélanie Lelièvre. “We hope that the mutual trust highlighted with this third donation will inspire new donors and initiate other projects.”
The protected land is located between Mount Orford and Mount Place. According to the Appalachian Corridor, the protection of the property will help ensure that quality habitats are safeguarded for various species representative of the natural region, including the Northern Dusky Salamander, a species that is at risk in Quebec and likely to be soon designated as threatened or vulnerable under the Loi sur les espèces menacées ou vulnérables.