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George's Brook-Milton

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SAM Member Since: June 2023
Area Protected: 4500 acres

Located on the Northwestern side of Smith South, Trinity Bay, with a population of under 1,000, is the municipality of George’s Brook-Milton (GBM). Two main rivers, George’s Brook to the west, and the serpentine Ryder’s Brook to the east, drain into the mudflats of Flowers Cove, along the coastline of George's Brook-Milton.

Conservation Area

The municipality of George’s Brook-Milton borders on both the Maritimes Barrens Ecoregion, and the Central Newfoundland Forest Ecoregion. Wetland ecosystems are dispersed throughout the area, comprised of hundreds of ponds, mixed with slope bogs, basin bogs, and fens. Forests in the area are dominated by species types like the typical Balsam fir (Abies balsamea), followed by Black spruce (Picea mariana) and some White birch (Betula papyrifera). In the riparian area, alders (Alnus incana) are common, while in peatland ecosystems, Sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia), Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense), Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and Low-Bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) are abundant. George’s Brook-Milton contains significant wildlife populations, including several waterfowl, shorebird, songbird, and mammals, and Species at Risk, among others. Historic salmon rivers run through George’s Brook-Milton, which supports a strong angling and fishing tradition in the community. This Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement designates George’s Brook, Ryder’s Brook and George’s Pond Watershed as Conservation Areas, totaling 4,500 acres (1,821 hectares). 

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Community Fact Sheet
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