Species at Risk in Haliburton County
When the Land Trust began in 2005, we clearly defined our mission to protect natural heritage, but little was known about what species were sensitive and under threat in Haliburton County. Research to determine more about what Species at Risk (SAR) were found in the County and where their habitat lay began in 2007 with a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Species at Risk Fund.
The Land Trust has continued to research SAR each year since then. Many members of our community have reported observations of SAR, and combined with research projects, as of 2021, the Land Trust has approximately 4,000 documented observations of SAR in the County. These
observations are reported to a provincial database thereby contributing to conservation planning and education in Ontario as well as Haliburton County.
You can help us protect Species at Risk
- Download our poster showing some of the species at risk.
- Learn more about Species at Risk in the County by attending HHLT presentations and reviewing information on our website.
- Check out our videos on the Five-lined Skink, Whip-poor-wills and Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project.
- Report your observations to HHLT, or directly to our project biologist, Paul Heaven, Glenside Ecological Services Ltd. Click here to download the Species at Risk Observation Summary Sheet and send it to us (see contact info) or send an email to Paul Heaven, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Protect sensitive SAR habitats. Check out our best management practices for bats, skinks and wetlands:
The following list of Species at Risk (SAR) is based upon existing literature on SAR in the Haliburton Highlands. We hope you follow the links and use this information to increase your knowledge of SAR and learn about the tremendous biodiversity in the Haliburton Highlands.