About the SWCR

Join the SWCRCC

We’re thrilled to share that there has been an incredible show of interest in becoming a Director on the St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council. Our council would like to consider all expressions of interest, we are currently looking to fill two positions on the Council. Thank you so much for supporting the SWCRCC.

Species at Risk

Species at Risk in SWCR

A “species at risk” is any naturally-occurring plant or animal that is in danger of extinction or of disappearing from the province. Once classified as “at risk” in Ontario, they are added to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List. The SARO list complements the Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), which is based […]

About the SWCR


From Forest to Desert Our pioneer forefathers were faced with deeply forested, impenetrable bush when they arrived in this area. By law they had to clear their free land and farm it.  Without plant or forest cover, however, the sandy topsoil of this region blew away in the wind. Within 50 years parts of Norfolk […]

Research Species at Risk


Species at Risk Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife In Canada (COSEWIC) Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Home Page Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Species at Risk Stewardship Fund Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre Local Partners and Agencies Birds Canada Canadian Raptor Conservancy Carolinian Canada Tallgrass Ontario Norfolk Field Naturalists Norfolk […]



Research in The St Williams Conservation Reserve The diverse range of ecological communities found within the St. Williams Conservation Reserve (SWCR) is home to a number of research studies. Click on the links below to learn more about ongoing research efforts. Parties interested in applying to conduct research within SWCR are asked to contact the […]