Habitat

Crystal Pond

Photo By Lyn Winans

The Haliburton Highlands sustains abundant and diverse flora and fauna including a variety of species at risk. Through extensive research, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has identified potentially suitable habitat for species at risk in the County.

Wetlands are common throughout Haliburton. Their importance is now universally recognized for providing wildlife habitat, flood reduction, erosion control, and water filtration. In Haliburton, wetlands and streams provide habitat for turtles in need of protection. Lakes in the Haliburton Highlands are home to a unique strain of lake trout.

The Highlands:

The Haliburton Highlands is a region known as “a natural work of art”. Granite outcrops stand majestic; coniferous, broad-leaved and mixed forests spread their limbs over the rolling hills; and thousands of lakes and ponds shimmer in the moonlight of a Haliburton evening. These natural areas need to be protected for posterity.

Lyn Winan's Autumn Pond

Photo by Lyn Winans

As the population moves north of the Golden Horseshoe area, the permanent residential population in Haliburton County is expected to increase. Therefore, a proactive approach to natural heritage planning is fundamental to the effective conservation and protection of significant environmental features.

The Haliburton Highlands sustains abundant and diverse flora and fauna, including a variety of species at risk. Through extensive research, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has identified potentially suitable habitat for species at risk in the County.

Wetlands are common throughout Haliburton. Their importance is now universally recognized for providing wildlife habitat, flood reduction, erosion control and water filtration. In Haliburton, wetlands and streams provide habitat for turtles in need of protection. Lakes in the Haliburton Highlands are home to a unique strain of lake trout.