Conservation Area Management Plans
Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area
Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area is a 500 hectare a (1,236 acre) conservation area situated along the Beaver River in Brock and Scugog Townships in the Regional Municipality of Durham. LSRCA has been acquiring this conservation area since 1994, with the support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Heritage Trust, the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and a number of private donations.
Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area
Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area is a 68 hectare (168 acre) conservation area in the Town of East Gwillimbury, York Region. The property is situated along the banks of the East Holland River and consists of a mix of deciduous forest, pine plantation, wetland and meadow habitats. The most significant built feature of the conservation area is a two kilometre section of the Nokiidaa Trail, which connects the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury along the East Holland River.
Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is an approximately 300 hectare property in the municipalities of Bradford West Gwillimbury and East Gwillimbury, in the West Holland River watershed. Much of the property is relatively inaccessible wetland habitat and public use tends to be restricted to the main tract, accessible from Line 9 of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Thornton Bales Conservation Area
Thornton Bales Conservation Area is 20 hectare (50 acres) in size, and is located in the Township of King. It is located within the northern margins of the Oak Ridges Moraine, which contributes to the wide variety of habitats on the property, including upland forest, lowland forest, and forested wetlands. This diversity of habitat also supports a wide diversity of species on the property. This property has been identified in the York Region Official Plan and the Township of >King Official Plan as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).
Natural Heritage System - Land Securement Project
The Natural Heritage System Land Securement Project 2019-2025 updates the Natural Heritage System Land Securement Project 2011-2015 and builds upon the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s land securement program over the past decade.
This report outlines LSRCA’s land securement target areas for natural heritage protection and restoration/enhancement opportunities, tools for land securement, land securement/management funding issues, funding partners, and report recommendations.