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Kawartha Land Trust Call for Volunteers

We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us fill these exciting roles: Trails and Public Relations Volunteer: Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, Pigeon LakeTrail Maintenance and Monitoring: John Earle Chase Memorial Park, Gannon's Narrows, Trent Lakes Trails & Public Relations Volunteer, Big (Boyd/ Chiminis) Island Description Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island is a crowning achievement [...]

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Newly Protected Property Home to Species at Risk: Morton Nature Sanctuary

Patricia & David Morton gift Kawartha Land Trust 133 acres of important forest, marsh and shoreline The closing months of 2021 resulted in extremely positive news for Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) and its supporters in land conservation — Dr. Patricia Morton and David Morton generously donated the 133-acre Morton Nature [...]

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Morton Nature Sanctuary: An Interview with Dr. Patricia Morton

June 15, 2022 In December 2021, Dr. Patricia Morton and David Morton donated the 133-acre Morton Nature Sanctuary to Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) to ensure its protection now and into the future.The densely forested property is home to at least two species at risk, an abundance of wildlife, and a remarkable [...]

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A KLT staff member and volunteer work to clear trails at Christie Bentham Wetland

Kawartha Land Trust Trails Update: June 14, 2022

Thank you for your patience as our staff and volunteers have been working hard to clear downed and leaning trees from our trails that fell as a result of the May 21 derecho.Here are Kawartha Land Trust’s trails updates as of June 14, 2022. We’re excited to report that a number [...]

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Two volunteers planting trees at Ballyduff Trails

Planting Trees & Restoring Habitat at Kawartha Land Trust’s Ballyduff Trails

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) staff and volunteers came together to plant 600 Red Pine, Bur Oak and Red Oak trees at Ballyduff Trails in Pontypool, Ontario.This effort is part of KLT’s ongoing efforts to restore degraded forest stands in the southern part of the property [...]

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Three Kawartha Land Trust volunteers blazing a trail at ORCA's Heber Rogers Wildlife Area

Blazing New Trails at Otonabee Conservation’s Heber Rogers Wildlife Area

On April 27, 2022, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) staff and volunteers took to the land with pruners and rakes to conduct the first of several trail-clearing days at Heber Rogers Wildlife Area (HRWA), an Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) property south of Burleigh Falls. The goal of the day was to establish a [...]

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Downed Trees at Jeffrey Cowan Forest Preserve

Kawartha Land Trust Trails Update: May 31, 2022

Kawartha Land Trust’s land stewardship team has been working hard in the aftermath of the May 21 storm to assess the damage the strong winds caused to KLT properties. Our team of staff and volunteers have been clearing downed and leaning trees from our trails to ensure they are available again [...]

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Jeffrey-Cowan after May 21, 2022 storm

Regrow Forests in the Kawarthas — Give Now

A massive storm, officially called a derecho, slammed into the Kawarthas on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Some of the forests you protected with your past support have been badly damaged. The Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve, home to a section of the Stony Lake Trails, has experienced widespread damage — hundreds of trees [...]

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Downed trees on KLT Trail

KLT Trail Access Update

Kawartha Land Trust's trails are closed until further notice because of downed trees from the storm on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Please refrain from accessing KLT trails at this time as they may be unsafe due to fallen trees, limbs and other wind-related damage. We will provide an update on trail access [...]

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Hayden Wilson in front of bags of pulled Purple Loosestrife

Managing Invasive Species in Kawarthas

Hayden Wilson, Land Stewardship Coordinator Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) actively manages six invasive plant species and monitors for one invasive insect species across our protected properties.Each species poses a different challenge for KLT’s stewardship team depending on the species’ pervasiveness across the landscape, its lifecycle, and the rate of spread and [...]

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