Bruce County and Huron Shore

Stead - Tobermory

Stead - Tobermory The Stead – Tobermory property is a 52-acre reserve and was purchased in 2005. This property is located in an area where many rare species have been spotted. This reserve is located in close proximity to areas of scientific interest, the Bruce Peninsula National Park and other natural areas owned by EBC, Nature Conservancy Canada, Ontario Nature,...

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Cape Hurd - Barney Lake

Cape Hurd - Barney Lake History Barney Lake Nature Reserve is located on the Northern Bruce Peninsula, near Tobermory. It is over 400 acres and was acquired by EBC over a number of years beginning in 2002. After acquiring the lake as part of a 300-acre purchase from a family in Owen Sound, we eventually added the 50-acre Meyer property...

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Cape Hurd - Williams

Cape Hurd - Williams History This is a 230-acre reserve, EBC acquired this property in 2006. Location This property can be accessed via Cape Hurd Road. Starting in Tobermory, head southeast on Highway 6. Then take Cape Hurd Road southwest. Follow the road around the bend passed Bay Shore Avenue North and access on the northwest corner of the property....

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Cape Hurd - Alvar Bay

Cape Hurd - Alvar Bay The Alvar Bay Nature Reserve is another project EBC has worked on for several years. The initial 4-acre parcel was acquired in 2001. This parcel is adjacent to an Ontario Nature reserve and protects significant Lake Huron shoreline. Slowly, EBC continued acquiring land in this area. In 2003, EBC acquired 62 acres from the Hock...

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Adams - Book Reserves

Adams - Book Reserves Two separate parcels were acquired by EBC near Cameron Lake. The first reserve was a 40-acre property acquired in 2009 with the help of the Adams Family. In 2015, the Book reserve was donated adding 8.78 acres to the southwest corner of the Adams Nature Reserve. This reserve is in an area just outside the boundary...

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Sadler Creek

Sadler Creek History Sadler Creek was purchased by EBC in 2004. It is a 1,092-acre reserve. Begg is a 21-acre reserve that extends the Sadler Creek reserve. EBC acquired the Begg property (westernmost parcel) in 2011. This property is just southeast of our Fedy Reserve on Lindsay Road 30. Significant Features Sadler Creek is considered a provincially significant wetland and is...

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Harkins Reserve

Harkins Reserve History The Harkins Reserve is a 6-acre property right on the shore of Lake Huron. Six, one-acre parcels were donated by the Harkins family to protect the special features on this property! Significant Features The Harkins Nature Reserve is located south of our Sadler Creek Nature Reserve. It includes significant Lake Huron shoreline, Alvar and if you look hard...

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Vansickle

Vansickle History The Vansickle Reserve was EBC’s first nature reserve! It was acquired in 1998. It is a 14-acre reserve. Significant Features The Vansickle Reserve is located within walking distance of the Harkins Road Side Trail, part of the Bruce Trail. This reserve is also located within the boundaries of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Location Starting in Tobermory,...

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Schulz

Schulz The Schulz Reserve was acquired in 2005. It is a 4.5 acre reserve.This reserve is right on the shore of Georgian Bay. It has a trail running through it and surrounding it and includes the full escarpment. It is located within the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. Starting in Ferndale, head north on Highway 6 then turn east on Lindsay...

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Martin

Martin History The Martin Reserve was acquired in 2002. It is a 100-acre reserve. Significant Features This reserve includes the Bruce Trail. Because there is no road access you must use these trails to get to the property. Species at risk have been observed on this property including the eastern whip-poor-will and the black tern. The eastern edge of the...

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Jackson Cove

Jackson Cove History This is a 32-acre reserve acquired in 2002. Significant Features This reserve contains a long stretch of the Jackson’s Cove Side Trail and Cannon Side Trail, sections of the Bruce Trail. This reserve is located in the Hope Bay Forest and Cape Dundas Areas of Natural Scientific Interest. Location Start in Lion’s Head and head south on...

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Davison Reserve

Davison Reserve History The Davison Reserve is a 43-acre property acquired in 2012. It is in an area that is becoming heavily developed for cottages. The Davison family has retained the northeast corner of the property and donated the remainder to EBC. This gives us the opportunity to prevent further encroachment on the west, an area that has become quite...

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CAW Nature Reserve

CAW Nature Reserve History This nature reserve is 106 acres and was donated to EBC by the Canadian Auto Workers, now UNIFOR, in 2013. This nature reserve backs onto an area of relatively high development along the shoreline. By creating this nature reserve, UNIFOR has helped prevent this development from further southern expansion. Significant Features This reserve is located across...

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McSporran Nature Reserve

McSporran Nature Reserve History In 2007, the McSporrans completed a conservation severance with EBC. In doing so, they retained the northern half of their property and donated the southern 58 acres to EBC. Significant Features This nature reserve has the Saugeen River crossing through on a north-south trajectory starting midway through the southern boundary. This reserve plays an important ecological function...

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Saugeen - Darroch Nature Reserve

Saugeen - Darroch Nature Reserve This 35-acres nature reserve was acquired in 2008 as part of the Darroch Nature Reserve in Hanover. This nature reserve occurs along the Saugeen River. The Hanover Community Trail follows the eastern boundary of the property and continues north and south. You can use this trail to access the Saugeen River and canoe/kayak along the...

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