The Katherine McCuaig McDonald Nature Reserve
This natural area was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 1998 by the MacDonald family. The property is dedicated to the memory of the donor’s grandmother and the pleasant times the family spent there enjoying nature. This 100-acre property lies in the former Carden Township (now City of Kawartha Lakes), which is now well-known for its rare alvar habitats and wetland complexes supporting a diversity of rare flora and fauna. The family was contacted and made aware of the significance of the area by The Couchiching Conservancy during its Carden Alvar Habitat Project in the mid-1990’s. The Couchiching Conservancy manages the property on behalf of Ontario Parks, which was entrusted with protection in a transfer from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) several years ago.
The Katherine McCuaig McDonald Nature Reserve is accessible only with the permission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.