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John Earle Chase Memorial Trail in winter

Winter Wonderland: Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowshoeing Kawartha Land Trust’s Trails

There’s something special about being in nature in winter. The quieter, snow-blanketed landscapes are magical places where you can disconnect from screens and connect with the land around you. Trails you know by heart in the warmer months may look different in winter. Boughs of Cedar, Balsam, and White Pine, laden [...]

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Happy Holidays from Kawartha Land Trust staff

Thank you & Happy Holidays from Kawartha Land Trust

Thank you for making 2022 a special year for the Kawartha Land Trust community. Your support ensured that an additional 500 acres of land in the Kawarthas is protected forever. KLT now protects over 5,250 acres of sensitive ecosystems and working land in our region. Throughout the year, your support meant that habitats [...]

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Evan Thomas in foreground and other volunteers in background collecting tallgrass seeds at Ballyduff Trails

Thanking Kawartha Land Trust’s Volunteers

Thanking Kawartha Land Trust’s Volunteers & Recognizing Evan Thomas’ Decade of Volunteer Work In November, Kawartha Land Trust held its annual “Thanks.Giving” event to thank and celebrate its volunteers. Held at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary, which holds the distinction as KLT’s (then Kawartha Heritage Conservancy) first protected property, volunteers walked the [...]

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Thom Unrau and Bruce Kidd walking on Kidd Farm

Douro Farmland Protected through Conservation Easement Agreement with Kawartha Land Trust

Local farmer Bruce Kidd ensures the agricultural and natural land on his farm is protected from future development through CEA with Kawartha Land Trust Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is fortunate to end 2022 with more great conservation news for the Kawarthas — 195 acres of farmland, forest, wetland, and meadows in [...]

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Gary Pritchard of 4 Directions Conservation Consulting Services leading an Indigenous Bioblitz at Dance Nature Sanctuary

Moving Beyond Species at Risk Conservation — Linking Settler & Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation

Kawartha Land Trust staff and volunteers learn Indigenous perspectives on conservation through four-part workshop with 4 Directions’ Gary PritchardThroughout October, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) staff and over 45 volunteers participated in a learning journey to learn more about Indigenous science and conservation through a workshop series titled “All Our Relations: [...]

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Species at Risk Blanding's Turtle on a log

Bill 23 & Other Environmental Policy Changes

Cross-posted from the Ontario Land Trust Alliance's (OLTA) November, 23, 2022, newsletter. The Government of Ontario recently tabled Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, an omnibus bill proposing sweeping changes to the province’s natural heritage and land use planning legislation and policy. The government is also proposing several significant [...]

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ECCC Nature Smart Climate Solutions banner with ECCC and KLT logos below it

KLT to receive 1.7M over 5 Years from ECCC’s Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund

On Monday, November 21, 2022, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced the details of a 1.7M investment over five years to support Kawartha Land Trust’s (KLT) “Sequestering Kawarthas’ Carbon Through Partners in Conservation” project through the ECCC’s Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund (NSCSF). The goal of this ambitious project is to protect [...]

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Person collecting seeds at Ballyduff Trails

Seed Harvesting from One of Ontario’s Rarest Ecosystems: The Tallgrass Prairie

Kawartha Land Trust and volunteers collect tallgrass seeds to restore tallgrass prairie habitat in Kawartha Lakes This month, with an almost record number of volunteers, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) continued its years-long tallgrass prairie restoration efforts at Ballyduff Trails in Pontypool, Ontario. On Saturday, October 15, KLT, in partnership with the New [...]

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Christie Bentham Shoreline in fall

Sam Clapperton and Jeff Park Join Kawartha Land Trust

Join us in welcoming two new staff members to Kawartha Land Trust (KLT)! In October, Samantha Clapperton and Jeff Park joined the KLT team to help protect the land they love. Sam Clapperton is the Land Research Coordinator at Kawartha Land Trust. She holds an HBSc in Environmental and Resource Science from [...]

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Hiking trail at Ingleton-Wells property in North Kawartha

Fall into the Kawarthas with Kawartha Land Trust’s Public Access Hiking Trails

Fall is a special time in the Kawarthas and a wonderful season to get outdoors to enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves.If you’re looking to visit a new trail to take in the fall splendour, or revisit an old favourite, here is a list of Kawartha Land Trust’s public [...]

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