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Opportunities for Public Input for 2019-2028 Operations Plan

We have identified three opportunities for the public, CR users and other stakeholders to provide input on the 2019-2028 Operations Plan. Public Survey – the results of this online survey will allow us to gauge public perception of whether we are achieving the management goals and objectives of the CR. The deadline for completing this […]

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Code of Conduct for St. Williams Conservation Reserve

These guidelines have been adapted from the Ontario Trails Council’s user guidelines for shared-use trails and various county and regional codes of conduct for forest users. General Rules for all SWCR Users Expect and respect other trail users Leave the wildlife for others to enjoy. Do not stress, harass, or chase wildlife. Stay on authorized […]

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What Do I Need to Know about Trail Density and Human Usage?

While we’re delighted that individuals and groups are out on trails and experiencing nature’s peace and beauty, the fact is, whether we walk, mountain bike, horseback ride, dirt bike, or ATV, there is an impact on the forest’s vegetation and wildlife. MNRF View It’s important for you to know that based on available research, MNRF […]

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Trail change application

As part of The CR’s Operations Plan renewal process, we are considering changes to the authorized trail network for motorized, equestrian and mountain bike users. If your group would like to request changes to the authorized trail network, please read the Trail Change Process information and fill out an application by December 31 2017. Download […]

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Trail change process

Opportunity to Request Trail Changes in St Williams Conservation Reserve (The CR) As part of The CR’s Operations Plan renewal process we are considering changes to the network of authorized trails for motorized, equestrian and mountain bike users. If your group would like to request changes to the authorized trail network, please fill out an […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Motorized Vehicles

Motorized vehicles, including ATV’s and snowmobiles, are permitted on all multi-use trails.  Please respect the authorized trail network while visiting the Reserve: Off-trail riding can damage sensitive habitats, introduce invasive plants and animals, and is hazardous to other visitors. Code of Conduct for Snowmobile and Motorized Vehicle Operators: All motorized vehicle operators must be fully […]

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Cycling

In addition to the dedicated Mountain Bike Trail located within the Turkey Point Tract, cycling is permitted on all multi-use trails.  Please respect the authorized trail network while visiting the Reserve: Off-trail riding can damage sensitive habitats, introduce invasive plants and animals, and is hazardous to other visitors.  Code of Conduct for Cyclists: Keep your […]

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Equestrian activities

Equestrian trails are located at the Nursery Tract.  Horse riders are also permitted to use the multi-use trails at the Turkey Point Tract, which are also used by ATVs, dirtbikes, and bicycles. Code of Conduct for Equestrians: Ride at a leisurely pace. Keep to a walk unless safety is certain and ground conditions rule out […]