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This is the narrow centre of a natural landbridge, called the Frontenac Arch, which stretches from the Canadian Shield to the Appalachian mountains in USA. And here in the Thousand Islands the Great Lakes and this watershed’s tributaries become the St. Lawrence River and flow across the Frontenac Arch to begin their seaward race. This is nature’s ‘crossroads of the continent’, an intersection of migration routes where five forest regions meet and intermingle. The 1000 Islands are stepping-stones for species to hop-skip across the river. Species that normally would not coexist, can thrive here.

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For plants and animals trying to reach further north, or south, the Great Lakes are a barrier to the west of the Thousand Islands, and the highly developed lands are barriers to the east.

Conserving habitat at this migration route crossroads – a natural funnel across the St. Lawrence – is vital to our own continued pursuit of life here and enjoyment of all that makes it so special. If you enjoy the life that this area provides, please support TIWLT by becoming a member now.

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Become a land trust member.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][nectar_btn size=”jumbo” button_style=”see-through-2″ color_override=”#ffffff” hover_color_override=”#ffffff” hover_text_color_override=”#000000″ icon_family=”default_arrow” url=”/membership” text=”Join Now!” margin_top=”30″ margin_bottom=”1″][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”15″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” bg_color=”#f2f2f2″ scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”center” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_position=”top-bottom” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”2/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_text_separator title=”“4EVER” is our promise to protect lands entrusted to us … Forever!” color=”custom” accent_color=”#81c241″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/4″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][fancy_box box_style=”hover_desc” icon_family=”none” image_url=”70″ hover_color=”extra-color-2″ border_radius=”none” image_loading=”lazy-load” color_scheme=”dark” secondary_content=”here’s some awesome text that would only be shown on hover” min_height=”250″ link_url=”/land” hover_content=”Wetlands, forests and healthy farmland deserve our protection”]

Land is saved…

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Learning is shared…

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Life is protected…

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Legacies can be preserved…

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