St Williams Conservation Reserve

The St. Williams Conservation Reserve is a 1035 hectare area of Crown land located in Norfolk County, Ontario comprised of two separate locations – the Nursery Tract and the Turkey Point Tract – within the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve.

The St. Williams Conservation Reserve is a 1035 hectare area of Crown land located in Norfolk County, Ontario.  It is comprised of two separate locations – the Nursery Tract (J.E. Zavitz Forest) at St. Williams, and the Turkey Point Tract (J.H. White Forest) at Turkey Point.

Due to its exceptional ecological diversity and natural heritage values, the site was designated a Provincial Conservation Reserve in 2004.  The site also has a rich cultural heritage, including being the site of the first reforestation station in Canada, in operation from 1908 to 1998.

The long-term management goal for the site is: to restore these tracts as a flourishing example of extraordinary biological diversity representing their pre-European settlement natural legacy of ecological communities while protecting their unique cultural heritage and providing opportunities for compatible public land uses.

Information on the St. Williams Conservation Reserve, including permitted uses and trail maps, is available on their website at www.swcr.ca.

 

 

 

Additional information: 

This property is jointly managed with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To contact them please call: 519-773-9241

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