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Algoma Highlands Conservancy

Town: Sault Ste. Marie

Ontario Nature Region: Northern - East

The principal focus of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy is that of a land trust (e.g. Robertson Lake Cliffs) but it also provides opportunities for undertaking educational programs (e.g. Lake Superior State University), for research into forest management techniques through the Canadian Forest Service, for the protection of species at risk (e.g. the peregrine release program) and for non-motorized recreational activities.

The Algoma Highlands Conservancy is unique because it is a bi-national organization seeking to purchase and protect 6,000 to 8,000 acres in the vicinity of King Mountain, which is almost 1,300 ft. above the elevation of nearby Lake Superior. This area is best known for the Stokely Creek Trail System, one of the most extensive Nordic areas in North America that is enjoyed by thousands of cross-country skiers every winter.

It is not a true "wilderness" as the area has been logged over several times since the turn of the century. But it is a wild natural setting and its habitat; mixed forest, lakes, streams, and beaver ponds, is home to a wide variety of wildlife; moose, bear, timber wolves, otters, woodpeckers, eagles and loons among other species.

The conservancy seeks to protect this land, through acquisition and easements, and preserve it as a wild area free of roads where motorized traffic, whether off-road vehicles in the summer or snowmobiles in the winter, is prohibited.

Visit the Algoma Highlands Conservancy website for more information or contact:
Canadian Office
123 March Street, Suite 407
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 2Z5
Tel: 705-649-4081
Fax: 705-253-0452

U.S. Office
P.O. Box 563
Sault Ste Marie, MI, 49783
Tel: 705-649-4081
Fax: 705-253-0452

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or


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