Ecological Assessment of Backlands Plant Communities

The WLCC recently commissioned a study of plant communities found in the Williams Lake Backlands.

The Williams Lake Backlands (WLB), covering approximately 200 ha, are the larger, undeveloped part of the Williams Lake Watershed which includes Colpitt Lake and Williams Lake. The WLB are part of  "Purcell's Cove Backlands" (approximately the 1350 ha) which include the land between Purcell's Cove Road and Herring Cove Road from Williams Lake at the northwest end to Powers Pond at the southeast end. Lying only two kilometers from peninsular Halifax, the WLB are near pristine wilderness. We traversed various routes through the WLB on twelve separate days between May 13 and Nov. 8, 2013  to document plant communities and wetlands for the Williams Lake Conservation Company, a volunteer organization concerned with stewardship of the Williams Lake watershed.

To see the study summary and the complete report, click links below:

Ecological Assessment of Backlands Plant Communities-Summary

Williams Lake Backlands Final Report 12Feb2014

 

 

Ecological Assessment of Backlands Plant Communities