St. Clair National Wildlife Area (NWA) is located 19 km west of Chatham, Ontario. It lies within the extensive marsh habitat that exists from Mitchell’s Bay to the mouth of the Thames River, along the southeast shore of Lake St. Clair.
Originally established in 1978, theNWA is comprised of two properties: St. Clair (244 ha) and Bear Creek (111 ha). This area is dominated by wetland habitat, with remnant patches of tall-grass prairie.
St. Clair NWA is also listed as a Ramsar wetland, an International Butterfly Reserve, and part of the Eastern Lake St. Clair Important Bird Area (IBA).
Image from Enviroment Canada
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