SAM Member Since: March 2005
Acres Protected: 5,030
Wabush is a community of approximately 2500 people and was incorporated in 1969. It is located in western Labrador, 6 km southeast of Labrador City. The Town contains numerous wetlands within their municipal planning boundary, including a number within the currently developed town footprint. Wetlands in the region form links in the migration chain for 52 species of wetland-dependent birds, and the associated uplands provide staging areas.
Conservation areas are wetlands or upland areas of significance to waterfowl and generally provide habitat for nesting, brood rearing and/or staging. In the case of Wabush, the Conservation Areas also represent the first and last seasonally ice-free water sites of the migratory season, thereby recognizing the importance of Labrador West as a link in the inland migratory flyway.There are seven Conservation Areas within the Municipal boundaries of Wabush, totaling just over 5,030 acres. Together, these areas support a diversity of avian species and encompass a substantial land area which could incorporate education and interpretation projects, particularly in the area of the Jean Lake Rapids.