With your help, we are working to create corridors of connected wilderness. For the species who call these areas home and for future generations to come.
The Whitney Property is now protected! This project was undertaken with the financial support by the Government of Canada through the Natural Heritage Conservation Program, part of Canada’s Nature Fund. It was also supported by the Echo Foundation, Gosling Foundation, Consecon Foundation and many supporters in this community and beyond. A portion of this project was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Whitney to the The Couchiching Conservancy with support from the Government of Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program.
July 2020 update: The Taylor Nature Reserve is now protected! With an 80% donation by Dr. Ron Taylor and Charlene Taylor plus financial support from the Echo Foundation, McLean Foundation, Consecon Foundation, Ganawenim Meshkiki (Eastern Georgian Bay Initiative), Dr. Nancy Ironside plus donors.
Work continues to protect the wilderness of the Black River Wildlands. Other parcels are going through the acquisition process. You can help to protect these places and create new Nature Reserves by donating.
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What is special about this area?
The Ongwehonweh (“original people”) of this region are of Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Anishinabewaki descent. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and includes the Ontario lands extending from Barrie in the west, over the top of Lake Simcoe to the north-west corner of the City of Kawartha Lakes in the east. It includes Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara, contained in north Simcoe County.
The below map shows protected areas (Couchiching Conservancy, Ontario Parks and more), First Nations, Crown Land, Agreement Forests, waterways and the Black River Wildlands region. The Pitts Property (Stage One) is identified. This helps to show how the corridors are coming together. You can click on the map to view a larger version.
Contribute to the Black River Wildlands campaign
Work continues to protect as much wilderness within this Corridor as we can. Your donation helps to create new Nature Reserves.
- Use the online donation form below to donate securely through Canada Helps
- Send an e-transfer through your bank to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Give us a call and we can take your information and credit card over the phone: 705-326-1620
- Download a Donation Form and mail to our office (Box 704, Orillia, ON L3V 6K7)
If you have any questions, please reach out to Tanya Clark – 705-326-1620 or email@example.com.