A piece of land the size of almost 6,000 football fields is going to be protected by an environmental group.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada was able to purchase Black Bay thanks to funding from the Federal Government, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and through funds they raised themselves.
The 7,800 acres along the north shore of Lake Superior takes in both Black Bay and the Nipigon Bay sides of the Black Bay Peninsula.
It features forest land and wetlands and is home to many species of bird including the bald eagle, palm warbler, sparrows, cranes, pelicans and the threatened species the olive-sided flycatcher.
Black Bay also boasts one of Ontario’s rarest orchids the Bog Adder’s Mouth. (Photo supplied)