LSWC protects this 80-acre forested Preserve located at the headwaters to the Carp River, west of Sault Ste Marie. These rolling uplands are strewn with large erratics, boulders left here by the Ice Age retreat. This Preserve is an opportunity to educate the public about what watersheds are, and how headwater forests protect groundwater as well. Here, as throughout the watershed, a water’s journey is both above and below ground. Our ambition is to one day provide educational resources and experiences at this Preserve explaining this important environmental story that connects forest and water health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a land trust?

A land trust is a non-profit charitable organization that owns or manages land for the long term stewardship of natural and/or cultural heritage. One of the main activities of a land trust, or nature conservancy, is to actively work with landowners to conserve habitat, protect and steward land for its natural, cultural, recreational, historic and productive values, protect water quality, and address the effects of climate change.

What are land trust standards and practices?

The ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust.

What is ecotourism?

Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.

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What is a water trail?

A designated route along a waterway with publicly accessible access points particularly for non-motorized watercraft. Water Trails are the original highways that have been used for community life for millennia.

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How To Help

Protecting the greatest Lake on Earth means we all have a role to play in addressing the threatening elements of climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, invasive species, and the diversion of water from the watershed.

We believe in the power of our collective effort to solve these challenges.