Newhouse Island Covenant

Newhouse Island Covenant 2017-05-24T16:08:07+00:00

Newhouse Island Covenant0.8 Hectares located near Invermere, Covenanted 2001

This conservation covenant, donated in 2001, protects the area of the property that is marshland along the shores of Lake Lillian near Invermere. The marsh is an open water area surrounded by bulrushes and cattails, and provides breeding and rearing habitat for a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. A pair of American Bitterns (blue-listed in BC) nest here each year, and Western Toads and Spotted Frogs are also present. The conservation covenant protects the wetland area from human disturbance while allowing natural succession to proceed.