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NOTICE: temporary closure of some trails

Please be aware that some areas and trails at the Turkey Point Tract in the St. Williams Conservation Reserve will be temporarily closed this winter as logging operations will be starting there shortly. Signage will be posted around the perimeter of the affected area and trailheads. The posted area and affected trails are shown in […]


Nursery Tract trail closures for Vegetation Management Operations

The area will remain closed for approximately a month until the logging operation is completed. Signs are going up tomorrow November 10th.  Logging starting on Wednesday November 11th. The signs will be removed once the operation is completed. Area will be closed for approximately a month until the logging operation is completed. Updates of reopening […]


UPDATE – Conservation Reserves is open for all recreational activities as of May 22, 2020.

To all Recreational User Groups and Researchers and Collaborators re St Williams Conservation Reserve reopening for all permitted uses   We are pleased to let you know that Ontario Parks has decided to reopen St Williams Conservation Reserve to all permitted uses as of today, Friday May 22nd2020.  Note that this is the only Conservation […]

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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 […]