DeNure CEA Shoreline

Two New Conservation Wins for the Kawarthas

Kawartha Land Trust protects wetlands and forests in Douro-Dummer and Kawartha Lakes Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is pleased to announce the protection of two new properties in the Kawarthas: Forbes Lane Property and DeNure CEA.Using two land protection options — outright purchase and Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) — KLT’s newest protected [...]

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Three volunteers after a day of pulling Garlic Mustard

New Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for opportunities to better connect with the land you love? Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of roles in the field and in our office in Peterborough. Fieldwork Volunteers Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) has a number of fieldwork days scheduled for June and you’re [...]

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Two people in the forest in spring looking for salamanders

Surveying for Salamanders in the Kawarthas

Master's student Jordan McDonald writes about working with KLT staff, volunteers, and landowners to survey for four species of salamanders By Jordan McDonald, Trent University Master’s candidate, Bioenvironmental Monitoring and Assessment Every year, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) hosts events that aim to promote awareness and understanding of the natural environment and the [...]

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KLT staff and volunteers at cleanup day at Ingleton-Wells

Earth Day Arrives Early at Kawartha Land Trust’s Ingleton-Wells Property

"Legacy" waste removal project took place at KLT property in North Kawartha in time for Earth Day 2023By Richard Raper, Lead Property Steward, KLT’s Ingleton-Wells propertyOn April 19, 2023, under overcast skies and in cool weather, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) staff and volunteers completed the removal of significant quantities of [...]

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Volunteer Rylee Goerlitz at KLT office

Volunteer Spotlight: New Conservation Data & GIS Technician Volunteers Rylee Goerlitz and Katherine McEwan

Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) recently welcomed two new volunteers to the organization. Students Rylee Goerlitz and Katherine McEwan are KLT’s Conservation Data & GIS Technician team's newest volunteer members.Rylee and Katherine will use their GIS and data management skills to organize and incorporate spatial data into digital maps, perform some analysis, [...]

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Canada Darner photo by Veronica Price-Jones

Capturing the Kawarthas: Three Local Nature Photographers Share Their Love of the Lens

Veronica Price-Jones, Martha Hunt, and Kathryn Frank share their love of nature photography in the KawarthasThere’s something about being outdoors and seeing something special — a rare bird, wildflower in bloom, or the first signs of the changing seasons — that can inspire us to pull out our cameras to [...]

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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. Staff group shot outside on winter solstice.

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 & 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 trails, visited the rapid reforestation plot, and enjoyed some conversation beside 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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