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​​Conservation Area Management Plans


​Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area

Beaver River Wetlan​d Conservation Area is a 500​ hectare a (1,236 acre) conservation area situated along the Beaver River in Brock and Scugog Townships in the Regional Municipality of Durham. LSRCA has been acquiring this conservation area since 1994, with the support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Heritage Trust, the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and a number of private donations.

Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area Management Plan (Published: 2020)

Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area

Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area is a 68 hectare (168 acre) conservation area in the Town of East Gwillimbury, York Region. The property is situated along the banks of the East Holland River and consists of a mix of deciduous forest, pine plantation, wetland and meadow habitats. The most significant built feature of the conservation area is a two kilometre section of the Nokiidaa Trail, which connects the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket and East Gwillimbury along the East Holland River.

Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area Management Plan (Published: 2013)

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is an approximately 300 hectare property in the municipalities of Bradford West Gwillimbury and East Gwillimbury, in the West Holland River watershed. Much of the property is relatively inaccessible wetland habitat and public use tends to be restricted to the main tract, accessible from Line 9 of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area Management Plan (Published: 2015)

Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area

Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is a 26.1 hectares (64.6 acres) property in Aurora, owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and managed under a legal Agreement by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. This Agreement was originally signed in 1971, and renewed again in 1996 for the period through 20​21. The Town of Aurora, in turn, has an Agreement with LSRCA to provide and maintain an eight hectare soccer pitch within the conservation area, as well as to provide other maintenance to the property.

Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area Management Plan (2017)​

Thornton Bales Conservation Area

Thornton Bales Conservation Area is 20 hectare (50 acres) in size, and is located in the Township of King. It is located within the northern margins of the Oak Ridges Moraine, which contributes to the wide variety of habitats on the property, including upland forest, lowland forest, and forested wetlands. This diversity of habitat also supports a wide diversity of species on the property. This property has been identified in the York Region Official Plan and the Township of >King Official Plan as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).

 Thornton Bales Conservation Area Management Plan​ (Published: 2020)​

​Natural Heritage System - Land Securement Project

The Natural Heritage System Land Securement Project 2019-2025 updates the Natural Heritage System Land Securement Project 2011-2015 and builds upon the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s land securement program over the past decade.

This report outlines LSRCA’s land securement target areas for natural heritage protection and restoration/enhancement opportunities, tools for land securement, land securement/management funding issues, funding partners, and report recommendations.

Land Securement Project: 2019 - 2025