The Faubourg Nature: A new neighbourhood in the heart of nature
Imagine living in the heart of nature. Imagine invigorating clean air. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds every morning. It’s possible at the Faubourg Nature. To best provide this quality of life, we have chosen to primarily favour the project’s natural aspects. Before launching, we ensured that over 70% of the property would be protected in perpetuity by creating the Morgan Reserve. We gave this conservation area to the City of Cowansville in 2012. For the remaining part of the project, we concentrated land use while ensuring that many of the lots border the newly created Reserve. In so doing, we’ve been able to minimize the impact of the implantation of infrastructure while continuing to provide high quality services.
The Morgan Reserve
The Morgan Reserve covers approximately 1.6 million square feet on either side of the Faubourg Nature. This nature reserve is owned by the City of Cowansville and is protected in perpetuity since 2012. In 2008, we conducted extensive biological studies to identify aspects of this natural environment that could possibly be weakened by human presence. We decided to protect them well.
In terms of vegetation, the Morgan Reserve contains Maple trees, some young, others more mature. Among them are sugar maples and red maples. Among others, there are also birch, trembling aspens and herbaceous wild land areas. More than one hundred and nine plant species were identified during the studies performed on the reserve, including two fern species designated as endangered. Mosaic-like wetlands are also present and protected within the reserve.
Although there are no endangered animal species within the reserve, studies have identified eight species of amphibians and reptiles and have determined the presence of small animals and deer. Studies have shown the presence of fifty-five species of birds, including a species of bird of prey, the Broad Winged Hawk. Among the other birds found in the refuge is the Gold-Winged Warbler, a species likely to be designated endangered or vulnerable in the near future.
Also noted was the significant presence of some beautiful songbirds such as: the Hermit Thrush, the American Robin, song sparrows, the Field Sparrow, the White-throated Sparrow, the Indigo Bunting, the Brown Thrasher, the Catbird, the House Wren, the Winter Wren, the Black Billed Cuckoo, the Scarlet Tanager, Red Cardinals and the Baltimore Oriole.
Nature In Cowansville
The residents of Cowansville enjoy an abundance of nature. In addition to Davignon Lake, a non-motor boating body of water surrounded by greenery, Cowansville has 15 parks covering 100 acres through which 9 km of bicycle paths wind their way. Many old trees are scattered throughout the city including the famous Norway spruce at the Nesbitt House downtown.
Nature In Brome-Missisquoi
To live in Brome-Missisquoi is to be surrounded daily by the purity of a striking natural environment, peppered with mountains, lakes and known rivers. It is an area where healthy families can grow in healthy surroundings. The presence of Mount Bromont and the Sutton Mountains (among others) offer a variety of sports opportunities. The Sutton Mountains are at the heart of the largest private area in Quebec dedicated to conservation. They are part of the majestic Appalachian Mountain range which stretches from the Gaspé down through to the State of Georgia.
It’s understandable that these beautiful landscapes can provide peace of mind.
Scattered around Brome-Missisquoi, you’ll find a wide variety of parks and a large network of bicycle paths. Tourist circuits, including the Townships Trail and the Wine Route, help you discover our beautiful our natural scenery.