Jeff Green | Jan 10, 2013
Caring For Your Land: Denbigh Landowners’ Workshop
Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC) invites local landowners and all nature lovers to a Landowners’ Workshop taking place in Denbigh on Tuesday evening, January 22. The catalyst for the workshop was the recent acquisition of the nearby Rose Hill Nature Reserve, a property that has been certified as ecologically significant by Environment Canada.
The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn about the rich natural features of the area, including species at risk, and the role individual landowners can play to be good stewards of their own bit of paradise.
Two descendants of the Fritsch family of Denbigh recently donated the family’s 100-acre wilderness on Rose Hill to the MMLTC to protect its natural state in perpetuity. MMLTC is delighted with this acquisition with its mix of small lakes, streams, wetlands and upland woodlands with all its ecological diversity. MMLTC will protect the diverse natural habitats with special attention to species at risk. Landowners interested in long-term protection of their land will be able to learn more about what the Land Trust can offer.
This workshop will increase awareness of species at risk, their habitat, provide opportunities to learn how to protect species that already exist in the landscape. Tips and expert advice will be available for proactive action for creating a natural habitat that will encourage further biodiversity. A Ministry of Natural Resources official will be able to answer questions related to implications for landowners of species at risk. Sighting reports will also be encouraged to advance understanding of the current range and habitat use of at-risk species and other plants and wildlife of particular interest.
MMLTC currently owns two properties in the Mississippi Madawaska catchment area, Rose Hill and the High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, and holds a Conservation Easement on Cliffland, 1250 acres of wilderness that includes Blueberry Mountain, the highest point in Lanark County.
It is in discussion with three property owners in regarding Conservation Easements on those properties to ensure they will be protected in perpetuity. Additional information on MMLTC can be found on its website at www.mmltc.ca.