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St. Lawrence

SAM Member Since: October 2013
Area Protected: 1,542 acres

St. Lawrence is located on the eastern side of the Burin Peninsula, along the south coast of Newfoundland, and has a population of approximately 1,192. There is a significant amount of fluorspar in the area, and mining of this resource began in the early 1930s. Other important industries include wind power generation and a fish processing plant.

Conservation Area

The Conservation Area in the Town of St. Lawrence encompasses the coastline beginning at the municipal boundary at the outflow of Three Stick Pond, extending east to Salt Cove, and also extends inland for approximately 400 metres. The habitat in this coastal region, typical to that of the Eastern Hyper-oceanic Barrens Ecoregion, contains scattered balsam fir tuckamore with extensive open barrens and bogs with common grass, fern and shrub species. This coastal Conservation Area is also home to immense numbers of wildlife including shorebirds, waterfowl and seabirds from nearby nesting colonies at the Lawn Islands Archipelago Reserve. 

Explore St. Lawrence
Wildlife Watching
St. Lawrence Kids Map
Download and print this pamphlet to use at your next community stewardship event
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Community Fact Sheet
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