As a private landowner I am pleased to be a "Partner in Conservation". Over the years I would encounter a large number of rare plants and animals on my property. So it was really exciting to learn that the Highlands Corridor is home to as many as 39 endangered or threatened species at risk. The work the HHLT and its partners do is so important because government isn’t doing enough to protect the habitats of these species.
I'm excited to be a partner in conservation and look forward to more collaborations.
Hi there, my name is Nancy Cooper and I have been a landowner for most of the past 25 years. My family and I spend quite a bit of time just walking on the land and learning from the land. No matter when I go I always learn something or see something I hadn't seen before. The land is a healing place for us as a family and I am so fortunate to be able to participate in the Haliburton Land Trust program, ensuring that the land will be protected for generations to come.
I moved to the Haliburton Highlands in my early twenties in 1975 for a fire crew position. It did not take me long to fall in love with the natural beauty, the abundant wildlife and natural pace of the area. I have now built a home, raised a family and still I am in wonderment of the incredible beauty found here, from our friendly chickadees, to a howling wolf, a moose in the driveway, or a deer in our garden.
I believe we all need to strive in any way we can to protect our gifts of nature therefore I totally support the efforts of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust who are striving to protect and preserve this incredible biodiversity in the Highlands Corridor.
John and Heather Harbinson
The Highlands Corridor initiative is a unique opportunity for the Haliburton community to better protect the natural heritage assets that underpin so many of the benefits we all enjoy on a daily basis. However, we cannot take this future for granted. Too many of our natural assets, from wildlife to wetlands, are facing threats unlike any time in the past. We are pleased to support the Highlands
Brent Devolin, Mayor Minden Hills (2018 – 2022)
Excerpt from the video, Highlands Corridor
For somebody that moved into the County in 1969, an awful lot has changed. We’ve seen increasing urbanization of our County that when I was young had a more natural state. Obviously, we want the economic benefits of that. But we want to protect those things that are unique and that we want to last for the long haul. Certainly there are going to be key elements and key areas that we need to protect.