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Resources for Landowners

Access

The Rice Lake Plains Partnership encourages landowners to get involved in conservation and are happy to assist you in doing so.

Morangers 2009Landowners have access to free site visits, technical resources and technical advice. These resources can be very beneficial as they help you to take a closer look at the natural features on your property and their connections to the surrounding landscape.

 

Funding

Re-established Stream Fence

Landowners in the Rice Lake Plains may also be eligible for funding to do various environmental enhancement projects, such as native tree and prairie plantings, invasive species removal, wetland enhancement, fencing livestock from waterways and alternative watering systems for livestock, among others.

There are various funding programs out there and we would be happy to help get you started by putting you in touch with the right programs, and help you to develop project plans where possible.

 

For more information on landowner resources, please contact:
Rice Lake Plains Partnership Outreach Coordinator
(905) 352-1008
outreach@ricelakeplains.ca

 

Restoration

Landowners can get involved in many types of conservation projects. These could include:

  • Prairie restoration and enhancement
  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Species at Risk habitat enhancement (such as a hibernaculum for snakes or maintaining grasslands for grassland birds)
  • Invasive species removal (including but not limited to Scots Pine, Dog-strangling vine [also known as swallowwort], European buckthorn, autumn olive and garlic mustard)
  • Agricultural best management practices (such as fencing livestock from wetlands, waterways and woodlands and providing alternative watering systems) Wetland and riparian (vegetation along stream banks) enhancement
  • And many more...

 

Resources

Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative
A Landowner's Guide for Restoring Central Ontario's Rice Lake Plains Tallgrass Prairie

Tallgrass Ontario
Landowners Guide

Environment Canada
The Seed Guide Establishing Prairie Meadow Communities 2004

Lower Trent Conservation
Resources

Ontario Invasive Plant Council
Resources

Pollinator Partnership
No Fear Brochure

The Xerces Society
Bumble Pocket Identification Guides