Cation Wildlife Preserve

What makes the Cation Wildlife Preserve special? The Cation property is a wildlife hot spot.  Bird enthusiasts have spotted several rare species on the property such as Golden-winged Warblers and Bald Eagles.  Upland Sandpipers and Thrashers have also been seen here. Closer to the wetland in the middle of the property there [...]

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Wootton-Kirk

In 2018, Scott Wootton and Catherine Kirk gifted a 34 acre property containing a portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW). The land is located between Hwy 28 and Coon Lake Rd. It has been identified by the Kawarthas Naturally Connected Collaborative using the best available conservation science as an important [...]

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Pine Ridge (Hartley)

Bob and Mary Hartley have owned the Pine Ridge property for 37 years and, in December of 2018, they teamed up with KLT through the development of a Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) to ensure the protection of this remarkable property. A CEA allows property owners to provide professional stewardship to the [...]

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John Earle Chase Memorial Park

The John Earle Chase Memorial Park is a 400 acre site that was farmed by successive members of the Chase family. Ralph and Evelyn Chase, the last two family members who lived on the property, donated the land to Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) in 1995. Over the past year, the TSW, [...]

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Schipper (Gamiing Nature Centre)

Mieke Schipper and family formed a Conservation Easement Agreement with the KLT in 2017 to protect the land they love in perpetuity! This property is very special to owner Mieke Schipper, who has committed years of hard work to the conservation of this property. She has called this place home [...]

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Ayotte’s Point Woods (Darling)

The Darlings donated the Ayotte's Point Woods to KLT in 2017 through Climate Change Canada's Ecological Gifts Program. The area is situated in the Crooked Tree Brook watershed and contains a variety of wetlands including seasonally and permanently flooded areas. This property includes upland and lowland cedar forest, beautifully managed oak [...]

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Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve

Highest Point surrounding Stony Lake, creating scenic views. Significant forest comprising large older growth White Pines and White Oak (rare to the area). Outstanding iconic site that typifies the treasured and exclusive Stony Lake. One of the largest undeveloped shoreline areas on the lake. Public access, eastern extend of the [...]

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Stony Lake Trails

In July 2016, we officially opened the Stony Lake Trails network that would not have been possible without the support of many donors, volunteers and neighbouring landowners, who have assisted with location and maintenance of the trails. Many people have also generously provided permission for the trail network to cross over [...]

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Sheidow Farm (Awde-Ertel)

Ron Awde and Robert Ertel steward this property which is part of a larger corridor of protected lands in Bethany Hills. It is recognized in the official plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes as having “significant wildlife and woodland habitat.” On this property woodland corridors are being restored on [...]

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McKim-Garsonnin (Ballyduff Trails)

Ballyduff Trails wind through the 260 acres of the McKim-Garsonnin property now protected through a conservation agreement with the Kawartha Land Trust.  Although the property remains private we welcome groups and families to enjoy our trails for nature walks or, in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  We simply ask [...]

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