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Please Complete Our 2017 St Williams Conservation Reserve Survey!

The MNRF and The St Williams Conservation Reserve (The CR) Community Council are seeking input from groups and individuals with an interest in The CR. Your input will be considered in the preparation of The CR’s 10-year Operations Plan for 2019-2028. This 10-minute survey will tell us about your point of view, and when completed, […]

Events

Work Days at St Williams Conservation Reserve

Saturday November 4th, 1 pm – 4 pm. We had a beautiful day on Saturday Nov 4 and the turnout was outstanding, thanks to our dedicated volunteers! We took in a total of three loads and over 580 kg to the landfill transfer stations, and that’s not counting what a few of the volunteers put […]

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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 […]

Recreation

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 […]

Recreation

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 […]

Recreation

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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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 […]

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2017 St Williams Conservation Reserve Survey

Please Complete Our 2017 St Williams Conservation Reserve Survey! The MNRF and The CR Community Council are seeking input from groups and individuals with an interest in The CR. Your input will be considered in the preparation of The CR’s 10-year Operations Plan for 2019-2028. This 10-minute survey will tell us about your point of […]

About the SWCR

Operations Plan

Operations Plan 2009-2018 The first Operations Plan for 2009-2018 defined the St Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council’s priorities and activities needed to meet the five management objectives. Natural Heritage Protection & Restoration 2009-2018 The Community Council’s focus on Natural Heritage during the first operational plan period included: About half of the pine plantations areas have […]

Feature Recreation

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 […]