Walkers Wanted!

Join Norfolk Pathways for People at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve · Discover the trails · Learn about the Conservation Reserve · Connect with nature When: Sunday, March 4th 2018 – 2pm. Plan for an hour walk Snow or shine. Walk or snowshoe. Where: Meet at the St. Williams Forestry Station Interpretive Centre – 885 […]


2018 Work Bee’s in The CR

2018 was off to a chilly start. Now we have flooding and warmer temps.  We are hoping the weather will be good on Saturday February 24th as that is the date for the next habitat restoration work bees at the St. Williams Conservation Reserve. Date: 4th Saturday of each month, mark your calendars. Time: 1:30 […]


Logging operations have started.

  The area indicated on the map is closed to the public as of November 18th, 2017. The logging operation signs are posted on the trails and access points stating the area is closed to Vegetation Management. Anyone with a tree stand in this area is advised to move it. Hunters and other recreational users […]

About the SWCR Feature

Our goals

Why Was The CR Established? Ontario established the St Williams Conservation Reserve so that: ‘…these tracts will be 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.’ — SWCR Management Plan 2007 – 2057 […]

About the SWCR

Conservation Actions

The vision for the Reserve is to restore the native ecosystems that existed here more than 200 years ago. We actively manage the ecological communities on the reserve to achieve this goal. All of our practices are based on sound research, expert consultation, and the best management practices available. Click on the management activities below […]


Area at Nursery Tract closed for Vegetation Management starting November 1st 2017

Part of the St Williams Conservation Reserve will be closed for vegetation management work starting November 1st 2017. The area affected by this temporary closure is in the eastern section of the Nursery Tract, on both sides of the 6th Concession Road (see map). For safety reasons, this work area will be closed to all […]

About the SWCR

Hunting at SWCR

Hunting is permitted in most parts of the SWCR, according to provincial and federal policy and legislation. All visitors are required to obey posted signs. Always be aware that many other people are using the SWCR. Please review and follow the ‘Code of Conduct for SWCR Users’. Be seen, be safe: wearing hunter orange increases […]


Winter sports

Winter Sports Code of Conduct for Snowmobile and Motorized Vehicle Operators: All motorized vehicle operators must be fully licensed and insured. Obey all regulations and by-laws regulating the operation of your snowmobile or ATV. Be safety conscious. Be aware. Ride with care. Stay on authorized trails. Unauthorized trail riding can injure vulnerable plants and wildlife. […]


Hunting and Fishing

All hunting within the Reserve is subject to provincial and federal regulations. To find out more about these regulations Visit the link below. Code of Conduct for Hunters and Anglers: Always hunt safely, legally and ethically. Obey posted signs. Hunting and angling is subject to Provincial policies and regulations. All hunters and anglers must be […]