Introducing the Highlands Corridor
Date: Friday, March 3 (7:00pm to 9:30pm)
Location: Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association, Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd,
Please join the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust to learn more about our exciting new initiative
to protect the Highlands Corridor. This area is a significant wildlife corridor covering over
100,000 hectares of unceded public and private land connecting three provincial parks: Queen
Elizabeth II, Kawartha Highlands and Silent Lake. Rich with wetlands, forest, wildlife
communities, species at risk and deep carbon deposits, the Highlands Corridor offers a nature-
based solution to building climate change resilience, protecting lands and waters, and
Wildlife Biologist, Paul Heaven, will present a review of the ecological significance and values
of the Highlands Corridor. Land Trust Chair, Shelley Hunt, will explain the Land Trust’s
strategies for protecting this valuable corridor.
Shelley will also thank MPP Laurie Scott for her government’s support through the Ontario
Trillium Foundation for a grant to develop a new strategic plan for the Land Trust. Through that
strategic planning process, the Land Trust has affirmed its goal of being a leader and organizer of
research and support for the Highlands Corridor initiative.
Learn how you can help support the protection of this important wildlife corridor in Haliburton
County. Protecting the Highlands Corridor is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to Canada’s
commitment of protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030.