Jennifer Young will be back soon Johnville Bog to be protected forever
TheCorporation de conservation du boisé de Johnville, Bishop’s University and the Université de Sherbrooke announced yesterday that the Johnville bog park, officially known as the Parc écoforestier de Johnville, will be protected in perpetuity to ensure the survival of this unique area.
Co-owners of the park since December of 2010, the universities have donated a perpetual servitude of conservation for this exceptional site, to be added to the one that was acquired by the Corporation in 2007. The servitude will remain in effect not only as long as the universities own the land, but for all succeeding owners, and prohibits activities that could have a negative impact on the park such as drainage, road construction and the use of motorized vehicles.
The Corporation hosted a tour, yesterday, for administrators from both universities. “In becoming co-owner of the Parc écoforestier de Johnville and ensuring its long-term protection, Bishop’s University now has a formidable natural laboratory, known for its huge, ecological importance. In partnering with the Université de Sherbrooke, training activities and scientific research projects already under way can be consolidated,” commented Michael Childs, viceprincipal of Academic Affairs at Bishop’s University.
“The protection of biodiversity constitutes a major issue for society,” said Alain Webster, the vicerector of sustainable development and governmental relations at the
Luce Samoisette (front left), the rector of the Université de Sherbrooke, and Michael Goldbloom (front right), the principal and vice-chancellor of Bishop’s University, toured the écoforestier along with delegations from both universities yesterday.