The Boreal Wildlands Carbon Project is more than twice the size of the physical footprint of the City of Toronto
The area covered by the Project is home to more than 1,300 km of rivers, streams and shorelines
The area features wetlands and peatlands, large carbon storehouses, rare, undammed waterways, and a plethora of plant and animal species
Considered part of the lungs of the planet, Canada's boreal forest, as a whole, holds more than 10 per cent of the world's land-based carbon reserves, and their protection remains critical in the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change, according to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
In Canada, the boreal
zone accounts for
75% of the country's
forests and woodlands
The Boreal Wildlands Carbon Project is made up of 358,730 acres (145,173 hectares) of boreal forest near the town of Hearst in Northern Ontario
Boreal Wildlands Project
The area is home to a diverse range of plants and animals, including many at-risk and endangered species.
TD Securities has invested $10-million in the Project to help the NCC as part of the largest conservation project in Canada.
In total, Canada's boreal forest represents 28 per cent of the world's total boreal zone