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Brand New Release December 12, 2020 “Climate Action – Wetlands” CLICK HERE to VIEW

This video, produced by the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) highlights the nature-based benefits that land trusts provide.  In 2020, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, with funding from Environment Canada & Climate Change (Climate Action Fund) and RBC Foundation (Tech for Nature) grants, mapped and evaluated two large wetland complexes in the County of Haliburton.  Both were approved by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry as Provincially Significant Wetlands.  The protection of these wetlands, approximately 1,600 hectares, is critical to climate change resilience as they help mitigate the impacts of flooding, store and sequester carbon and enhance biodiversity.

Connected – Our Land Our Stories

HHLT, in conjunction with Sticks and Stones Productions, recently produced three new videos! Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation grant for partial funding.

Leopoldina Dobrzensky shares her story of Barnum Creek Nature Reserve – a property her family owned and donated to HHLT in 2018.

Don Smith shares his love of nature. Don donated Smith Forest to HHLT.

Land Trust Discovery Days Videos

Partially funded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Thom Lambert teaches us how to install bird boxes. Music credit to Kevin MacLeod.


Canada 150

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.  Sticks and Stones Productions produced an electronic magazine and three videos which capture these highlights of 2017! Click on the link below to take a look for yourself!

Click here to view the Canada 150 “I DID IT” video magazine!

“Last Train to Haliburton”

Enjoy this five minute video featuring the train ride from Lindsay to Gelert.  This was filmed by William Dahl, father of Peter Dahl and Nana McKernan who are donors of Dahl Forest. Quite a treat!


Reflections Video Series

Dahl Forest

Emergence of Old Growth at Smith Forest

Old Growth Forest at Clear Lake Conservation Reserve

Turtle Road Mortality in the Haliburton Highlands

Rock the Environment

Nature in the ‘Hood, Discovery Days, Wonderous Wings

Haliburton – Words and Art by Janet Trull

Nature in the ‘Hood, Discovery Days, Where are the Whip-poor-wills


reflections is the compelling ongoing story of environmental conservation in the Haliburton Highlands. It is a digital living library produced by the Land Trust with creative partners, Highland Media Arts. It is accessible through its online interface, Youtube, and available on DVD for educational and informative use per request.

reflections is composed of informative, entertaining, flexible and heart warming video chapters focusing on the Land Trust, the Neighbourhood and the Wildlife and the efforts of individuals and groups – past, present and future- that  impact the environment of the Haliburton Highlands. reflections welcomes community ownership and engagement -submissions (i.e. clips, photos, full video proposals) are welcome!

Dahl Forest

Emergence of Old Growth at Smith Forest

Join wildlife biologist Paul Heaven to explore Smith Forest, a nature reserve in Haliburton County, Ontario, protected by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Discover how woodlands mature over time to develop the characteristics of an old growth forest.

Emergence of Old Growth at Smith Forest from Haliburton Highlands Land Trust on Vimeo.


Old Growth Forest at Clear Lake Conservation Reserve

Join Jim Nighswander to discover the remarkable biodiversity at the Clear Lake Conservation Reserve in Haliburton County, Ontario. Old growth forest and a nearby meromictic lake sustain an important ecosystem that is home to an enormous diversity of interacting species, from tiny microbes to massive hemlocks.

Old Growth Forest at Clear Lake Conservation Reserve from Haliburton Highlands Land Trust on Vimeo.


Turtle Mortality in the Haliburton Highlands

Turtles in Haliburton County – and throughout Ontario – are at risk from extinction due to extremely high rates of road mortality. Females in particular are frequently killed on our highways, wiping out future generations of these special creatures. Listen to wildlife biologist Paul Heaven describe the risks that turtles face and learn about the efforts the community in the Haliburton Highlands is taking to ensure our roads are safer for turtles in the years to come.


Rock the Environment with Michael Bainbridge


Nature in the ‘Hood: Discovery Days – Wondrous Wings


Haliburton – Words & Art by Janet Trull


Nature in the ‘Hood: Discovery Days – Where are the Whip-poor-wills?


Snapping Turtles with Dr. Ron Brooks


Nature in the ‘Hood: Discovery Days – Biodiversity and the Dahl Forest


Nature in the ‘Hood: Discovery Days – Sciensational Sssnakes!!


Norah’s Island


Voices of the Land Trust


Turtle Talk


Think Skink

Just like nature, reflections is living and evolving – video chapters and topics will continue to be added, so check back soon!