Appreciating Conservation

By David Rendell, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter Through personal contacts, my wife and I were able to visit the designated Nature Conservancy of Canada site at Shampers Bluff, New Brunswick. The owner and donor of most of the 110 hectare site, photographer Freeman Patterson, provided us with a personal tour of the main features of the site, and his approach to the site. Last August, while visiting our son Christopher, he suggested a visit to Shampers Bluff, partly because of its reputation as a conservation area, and partly as he is actively developing his own eight acre site near Hampton, NB. He had a friend who was able to contact Freeman and got his agreement for a visit. So, on a beautiful warm day, Chris, his wife Laura, Joan and I drove the half hour to get there from Hampton. We were greeted half…

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