Help protect 18 km of shoreline, Vidal Bay, Manitoulin Island

Vidal Bay, Shoreline

June 28, 2021

(Photo by Esme Batten)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has an amazing opportunity to protect and care for 7,608 hectares (18,800 acres) on Manitoulin Island at Vidal Bay, including over 18 kilometres of shoreline along the North Channel of Lake Huron. This project is setting a new standard of large, landscape-scale conservation in Ontario. It will redefine the vision of wildlife corridors in the province, creating a shore to shore, continuous stretch of wilderness in an area where projects of this magnitude are rare. The property’s features provide essential ecosystem services and will help combat the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.



Quick facts

• Location: Manitoulin Island

• Habitat type: shoreline, forest and provincially significant alvars

• Size: 7,608 hectares (18,800 acres)

• Shoreline: 18.5 kilometres of shoreline on the north channel of Lake Huron

• Total project cost: Approximately $16,000,000

• Carbon stored by property: 8,764,969 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e)

• Annual carbon sequestration: 22,675 tonnes of CO2e per year

• Species: American black bear, gray wolf, mottled duskywing, Lakeside daisy, Hill’s thistle, eastern wood-pewee, Blanding’s turtle, least bittern, otter

We need your help!

With the support of our donors, we have raised 91 per cent of our $16,000,000 goal to secure and steward this vast coastal wilderness for the long term, but we are not finished yet. We must close this funding gap to ensure the land’s perpetual care. You can be a part of this historic conservation project. Please consider a donation or multi-year pledge to help protect and care for Vidal Bay.

Donation options

NCC is a registered charity in Canada — you will receive a charitable tax receipt for your gift. There are several options that may be of interest to you and provide you with additional tax savings and/or the elimination of a capital gains expense.

• Make a one-time gift online;

• Become a monthly donor;

• Pledge your support over multiple gift installments;

• Give a gift of stock/appreciated securities;

• Give a gift of RRSP/RRIF; and

• Make a planned gift in your Will.

We would be pleased to discuss these donation options with you, please contact:

Pia Kaukoranta Vahabi
Acting Director of Development & Communications

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