With support from our community, our volunteers and our members, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is focused on conservation and protection of the natural heritage of Haliburton County. We currently own, manage and protect 5 properties totalling 1,200 acres of forest, wetlands and open areas with a further 100 acres under a conservation easement agreement. Two of our properties (Dahl Forest and Barnum Creek Nature Reserve) are open to the public for hiking and enjoyment of the natural world. Our research and educational pursuits are aimed at having a positive effect on our environment and our community. We hope that our efforts will empower future generations to embrace and take an active role in habitat conservation in order to build resiliency to climate change and prevent biodiversity loss.
Rick Whitteker Joins HHLT as Partners in Conservation (PIC) Coordinator.
In his PIC Coordinator role, Rick will support the 12 private landowners who have already joined the PIC program and will recruit 5 more partners in conservation in the Highlands Corridor area and help them through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) application process.
Rick has lived in Haliburton County since 1997, originally working for Haliburton Forest as an outdoor educator, followed by 15 years with Fleming College as a faculty and coordinator of the Outdoor and Adventure Education program.
Are you a good land steward and own 100 acres or more in the Highlands Corridor (see map below)? If so, we invite you to become a Partner in Conservation and receive a property tax incentive. Click here for more information.
Be aware that trails at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve and Dahl Forest could be icy, muddy, or very wet through the spring. Take caution driving on Geeza Rd. and Gould's Crossing Rd.