About 140 acres of land in Abrams Village are now under the protection of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The Conservancy has purchased and protected a total of about 140 acres in Abrams Village at the mouth of the Haldimand River. It secured the land through negotiations with the landowners. In fact, one of the landowners contacted the NCC after hearing about a previous project.
The land includes intact salt marsh, which is very rare in PEI.
The salt marsh is home for many species of birds, including great blue heron. The Conservancy has conserved forested land surrounding the salt marsh, which will allow the marsh to adapt to climate change and rising sea levels. The forest, which is mainly white pine, also supports royal fern, an uncommon species on PEI.