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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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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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Thom Unrau leading a Kawartha Land Trust guided hike

Needed: Volunteers for Kawartha Land Trust’s People & Nature Events Working Group

Do you think you would be good at finding ways to introduce people to the wonders of the natural world? For 2023, KLT is piloting a new events promotions model to do just that.Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is establishing a People & Nature Events Working Group comprised of six to [...]

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Patricia Wilson holding a Map Turtle Hatchling before releasing it

Force of Nature: Thanking Patricia Wilson

After five years of creating community around conservation, Patricia Wilson is leaving Kawartha Land Trust for a new challenge Patricia Wilson recalls the exact moment she knew that she wanted to be involved with Kawartha Land Trust (KLT). It was at a tree-planting event at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary in Lakefield, [...]

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Pipers’ Woods: 61 Acres of Forest Now Protected by Kawartha Land Trust

Mature woodlot in Peterborough County home to three species-at-risk Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) is pleased to celebrate the gift of Pipers’ Woods — a beautiful, 61-acre woodlot that was generously gifted to KLT by two donors who wish to remain anonymous. This mature woodlot, which is situated on limestone bedrock, is part [...]

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Ballyduff Trails Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Tales from Ballyduff Trails

Tallgrass Prairie habitat is a grassland ecosystem that is dominated by native grasses and a wonderful array of native wildflowers. Grassland birds like the Eastern Meadowlark and Bobolink, which are both designated as species at risk in Ontario, call Tallgrass Prairies home. According to Tallgrass Ontario, "Tallgrass ecosystems are one of [...]

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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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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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Pearl Andrew at Dance Nature Sanctuary

Fast Forests: Rapid Reforestation at Kawartha Land Trust’s Dance Nature Sanctuary Using the Miyawaki Method

On Friday, May 6, 2022, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) staff and volunteers carried out an experimental tree-planting technique known as the “Miyawaki Method” at KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary in Lakefield, Ontario.The Miyawaki Method, which was created by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, relies on a high diversity of native plant and [...]

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Let's Hike T.O. at KLT's Ingleton-Wells trailhead

Let’s Hike…Kawartha Land Trust’s Stony Lake Trails

Kawartha Land Trust, Let’s Hike T.O., and Diverse Nature Collective partner to make hiking in the Kawarthas more accessible and inclusive. On Sunday, March 27, 2022, Kawartha Land Trust (KLT) partnered with Let’s Hike T.O. and Diverse Nature Collective to bring 19 enthusiastic hikers from Toronto via a bus to explore [...]

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