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Natural Gem adds to Renowned Conservationist's Legacy
June 23rd, 2011
A new protected area, the Goat Lake Conservation Lands, has been added to Nova Scotia’s natural legacy, thanks to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and renowned conservationist Martin Rudy Haase.
The beautiful 235 acre woodland property completely surrounds Goat Lake, just outside of Chester. It encompasses over 2 km of undeveloped shoreline, draining into Mahone Bay, and a large area of forest. The site’s conservation is significant in that both intact lake shore and large, undisturbed forest stands are increasingly rare in the area, especially along the coast where development pressures continue to grow. The property also borders both sides of the popular Rail Trail, protecting the natural sanctuary many have come to enjoy.
The land has been protected, in perpetuity, by a conservation easement, which ensures the untouched shoreline and woodlands surrounding the Goat Lake farm remain intact and a haven for wildlife.
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