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Carolinian Life Zone

Carolinian Life Zone The Carolinian Life Zone is a fragile ecoregion stretching from Toronto to Windsor. The forests in this area are mixed, but broad leaved deciduous trees predominate.  Many rare and at risk species of plants, mammals, reptiles, birds and insects can be found in Carolinian  forests of Southwestern Ontario and nowhere else in […]

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Stewardship Volunteers- A Big Thank You

April 7-13 2019 is National Volunteer Week in Canada and here at the St Williams Conservation Reserve we wish to send out a huge thank you to the numerous stewardship volunteers that come out to the reserve throughout the year to help with the tasks that allow us to maintain the CR and improve Species […]

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A Holiday Gift That Will Keep On Giving

St. Williams Conservation Reserve received a generous donation from the prestigious Burning Kiln Winery as a result of their successful Hometown for the Holidays sale last month. The organizers of the craft sale collected donations from shoppers and presented the proceeds to the CR in early January. The St. William’s Conservation Reserve is a nonprofit […]

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What Are Species At Risk And How Can You Help Protect Them?

Species At Risk (SAR) are plants and animals in Canada that are protected by law due to their being extirpated, endangered, threatened, or of special concern. The official Species at Risk in Ontario list can be found online at www.ontario.ca. Currently there are more than 200 species that are at risk of disappearing from Ontario. […]

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What Does The St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council Do?

Throughout the year the St Williams Community Council is involved in a wide variety of activities in the CR. The council meets monthly to discuss the needs of the CR and twice a year a meeting with the MNRF is held. Most of the work the SWCCR does is invisible to the public, yet the […]

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A Brief History Of The St. Williams Conservation Reserve

Nestled deep in the heart of Southern Ontario, the St. Williams Conservation Reserve is 1085 hectares of reclaimed Carolinian forest. In the early 1900’s the settlers had cut down the original forest for timber and the light sandy soil had begun to erode without the tree roots and forest floor holding it in place. The […]