SAM Member Since: December 2018
Area Protected: 388 acres
The City of Corner Brook is located on the west coast of Newfoundland, at the mouth of the Bay of Islands. The area was first surveyed by explorer Captain James Cook in 1767. The population of the city in 2016 was 19,806, making it the the 3rd largest city in the province. Corner Brook is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live, work and do business. The city is the administrative headquarters of the Qalipu Mi`kmaq First Nations band government. Corner Brook has many environmental attractions including the Corner Brook Marsh interpretation site, the Corner Brook Gorge hiking trail and several other hikes and lookouts.
The Wild Cove Conservation Area has an abundance of vegetation to support large populations of waterfowl. Commonly seen in the bay are Greater Scaup and a diversity of gull species. A unique fen southeast of the Wild Cove landfill site supports three rare plants including Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes racemosa, far right image below) and Northern Bog Aster (Symphyotrichum boreale, middle image below) which are only known to be found in this one location in the province, as well as Showy Ladyslipper (Cypripedium reginae).
Looking into the marsh at Wild Cove
Northern Bog Aster, Endangered (May 2010)
Rattlesnake root, Endangered (2010)