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Ski & Snowshoe on KLT Stony Lake & Ballyduff Trails

Winter is here! But don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the land you love. Whether you prefer cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking in your winter boots, two of our protected properties are open for you to explore during winter. KLT Properties You Can Enjoy This Winter: 1. Stony Lake [...]

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Breaking News: The moose is no longer on the loose!

Breaking News: The moose is no longer on the loose! Thanks to everyone who donated to match the $5000 pledge from our friendly anonyMOOSE. Your support has helped KLT get closer to our end of year giving target! We couldn't have done it without your generous support, thank you!  Watch: The moose is [...]

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Patricia Wilson

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson loves the outdoors and jumps at any chance to get outside—even if it means lots of hard work! “I love everything to do with our natural world,” she said. “I love how different species are connected and how everything seems to have a role and purpose in the environment.” Originally [...]

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There’s a moose on the loose!

ATTENTION EVERYONE - There is an anonyMOOSE on the loose and we need your help! A reward of $5,000 to Kawartha Land Trust has been pledged by an anonyMOOSE donor - But only if we can raise another $5,000 in donations before December 15th. We need to raise $50,000 before end of year to [...]

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Two KLT Land Donors Recognized in Canada 150 Top Conservation Properties

Two KLT Land Donors Recognized in Canada 150 Top Conservation Properties As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation celebration in 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) recognized Canadians who have set aside private lands for conservation. Two of Kawartha Land Trust’s protected properties and their respective land donors, Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, [...]

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Stewardship Projects on Private Lands Map

16 Stewardship Projects on Private Lands in 2017

Stewardship Projects on Private Lands This year we partnered with private landowners on 16 stewardship projects. We were able to improve habitat in key areas identified through Kawarthas Naturally Connected by planting 18,560 trees, managing 20 acres of invasive plants, planting 2 acres of pollinator habitat and removing 1 km of barrier [...]

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A few thousand trees: Private landowners caring for and protecting the land they love!

A few thousand trees(18,560 to be more exact): Private landowners caring for and protecting the land they love! Over 85% percent of the land in the Kawartha Region is owned by private landowners. Passionate rural landowners, farmers and woodlot managers use their own time and resources to care and protect the land [...]

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Buckthorn

Thorny Thieves: The fight against Invasive Buckthorn on KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary

Thorny Thieves: The fight against Invasive Buckthorn on KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary By: Patricia Wilson, Volunteer European or Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a non-native invasive small tree species that was introduced into North America in the 1880s as an attractive shrub that was planted on people’s properties to be used as [...]

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Al Sippel 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Al Sippel

Volunteer Spotlight: Al Sippel By: Marnie Clement, Volunteer on KLT's Development Committee Al Sippel is passionate about land.  His dedication may have started on the small farm he grew up on in the Woodstock area that had been in his mother’s family since before Confederation.  It is demonstrated today through his work [...]

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BallyduffTrails

A Special KLT Thanks.Giving & New Board Chair Announcement

A Special KLT Thanks.Giving & New Board Chair Announcement Just as the September heat wave broke, perfect fall weather greeted more than 130 donors and volunteers for our Annual Thanks.Giving event held at the spectacular Ballyduff Trails winding through the 260 acres of the McKim-Garsonnin property on the Oak Ridges Moraine. In [...]

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