The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) believes that community involvement and education encourages people to engage in sound stewardship practices and support the HHLT in our ongoing goals and commitments.
Land Trust Discovery Days offers a series of HHLT-produced educational workshops generously funded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. Our programs are varied, designed for all ages and encourage family participation. Many of our programs are free, entry by donation or priced to cover the cost of materials used. For information on upcoming educational events and Land Trust Discovery Days registration please visit our Upcoming Events page.
Since 2007, the HHLT has maintained a georeferenced database of Species at Risk (SAR) observations. Most of the records consist of SAR occurrences documented by project biologists and naturalists during field studies. Other records include observations made by volunteers or other members of the community and have been verified by a qualified biologist. The database now includes thousands of SAR observations distributed throughout the County of Haliburton and is a valuable tool for education and conservation planning. Visit our species at risk page.
Selected Past Educational Projects
Species at Risk
Since 2007, HHLT has maintained a georeferenced database of Species at Risk (SAR) observations. The majority of the records consist of SAR occurrences documented by project biologists and naturalists during field observations. Other records include community observations that have been verified by a biologist through consultation and/or review of photo-documentation. The database now houses thousands of SAR observations distributed throughout the County of Haliburton and is a valuable tool for education and conservation planning. Visit our species at risk page.
Our Land Trust Discovery Days programs are a chance for people of all ages to have fun and learn something new! Please visit our Events page for more information on upcoming events and to register.
Check out our excellent guides:
- Dragonfly Identification Guide
- Barnum Creek Nature Reserve Teachers' Guide
- Moths of Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
along with some previous Discovery Days captured in the following videos:
Canada 150 "I Did It"
The year 2017 was quite special for the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust! We received a Canada 150 grant which allowed us to spearhead three major projects in Haliburton County: a pollinator garden at Abbey Gardens, a Gull River Shoreline Restoration project in Minden along the banks of the Gull River, and the first ever Bioblitz in Haliburton County at the Dahl Forest. Visit an electronic magazine and three videos that capture these highlights, created by Sticks and Stones Productions.
Best Practice Guides
- Five-lined Skinks (download guide here)
- Bats (download guide here)
- Guidelines for Protecting Wetlands (download guide here)
- We have created an educational guide on hiking Barnum Creek trails with children. For more information, please click on the following documents: Barnum Creek Habitat Hike Educator Guide and Barnum Creek Habitat Hike Educator Companion
- For more information on the moths that inhabit Barnum Creek, please click here.
- Check out the ‘Land Trust Collection’ at the Haliburton County Public Library
- Here are links to documents on establishing a pollinator garden