Your Gift Today can Protect a New Conservation Project!
By acting today, a new property can be protected for you and your loved ones.
Do you want to see more land preserved? Are you worried that the provincial government could change protected lands by the stroke of a pen?
If you answered yes, then your gift today can save a new property.
The Kidd property contains significant natural values and is slated to be protected in 2021. Your donation to KLT today will help protect this property and more important places in the Kawarthas!
I am John Kintare, Exective Director of KLT, and I want you to know that,
“because of donors like you, KLT has been successful over the years to protect more land. This allows us to pursue more than one conservation project at a time, and be ready to protect the land as soon as an opportunity arises. With your support we can complete conservation projects this year before the busy summer season. Each project costs around $10,000 to get ready, with additional funds required for the stewardship endowment fund and any partial purchase. You can ensure more land is kept natural in the Kawarthas through your donations.”
This 195-acre property was a working farm for nearly 200 years. The property has approximately 70 acres of natural habitat and 120 acres of agricultural fields. Your gift will ensure The Kidd property will be protected through a conservation easement agreement (CEA) with landowners Bruce Kidd and his wife, Georgia.
A CEA on this working land will protect the quintessential Douro-Dummer farm country. The property is a mixture of mature forest and picturesque Drumlin hayfields. The hedgerows provide connectivity between woodlots where grassland birds nest. This property also provides natural cover. It connects the surrounding natural land to the vast treed swamps of the Indian River valley.
This treed swamp and surrounding land are full of birdlife. Species present include Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, threatened Eastern Wood-pewee, and more. Your support will ensure that under the protection of the CEA the balance between agricultural land and natural lands will be preserved.
By acting today, your gift will create the stewardship endowment fund and pay the required securement-related expenses. Your support will mean this property is stewarded for your lifetime and for the future.
This property falls within the Kawarthas Naturally Connected Preferred Scenario. The Preferred Scenario is a tool using the best available conservation science. It assists with identifying ecologically significant land in our natural landscape.
People like you can act today to protect this property and other important places in the Kawarthas.