Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


South River Nature Reserve

South River Nature Reserve South River Nature Reserve protects four small parcels along South River, where the river meanders through the biologically rich lowlands of southern Antigonish County.

The reserve includes a mix of rich river floodplain and gentle forested slopes. It provides habitat for wood turtle, a listed species-at-risk. At least five at-risk plants occur here, including black ash.

The reserve protects the only provincial lands on South River in a landscape with much land use and disturbance of natural habitats. It is bounded by Dunmore Road along the western side and South River along the eastern side.