It’s an exciting time for conservation in the Kawarthas, while threats to the landscape continue to increase donors are seeing the importance to act now to protect nature before it’s gone.

On average, KLT has protected one new property per year. But over the past year, your support has enabled KLT to protect five more environmentally significant properties and develop new partnerships and projects to advance conservation in the Kawarthas. 

Newly Protected Properties:

1. Pine Ridge (Hartley)

A new Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) donated by Bob and Mary Hartley protects ‘Pine Ridge’, a very special 44 acre property that sits along the Hogsback Esker (Omemee Esker) just west of the Pigeon River.

The Hartley’s have owned this remarkable property for 37 years.  The forest contains some trees that are estimated to be up to 215 years old! The CEA allows them to protect the natural conservation values while continuing to retain private ownership of the land.

>>Read the full story: New Pine Ridge Protected Property

2. Wootton Property 

“Cath and I have lived in the Burleigh area long enough to see firsthand, many species of animals that call the Fraser wetland area home. Some of which are on the endangered list which speaks to the importance of helping preserve this sensitive environment. 

It is our hope that the list of endangered species is reduced rather than increased in time and is the underlying motivation for this gift,” Scott Wootton.

Read the full story:  New Wootton Protected Property

As of today, KLT protects 16 properties covering more than 

3,465 acres of diverse and significant land.

Even though year end is quickly approaching we hope to be announcing more protected properties very soon, making it our biggest year in terms of number of properties protected.

Thank you for your continued to support! 


The KLT Team