Wildlife Habitat Mangement Overview
  • Living With Wildlife
  • Species At Risk
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Invasive Species
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Living With Wildlife
  • Species At Risk
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Invasive Species
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Living With Wildlife
  • Species At Risk
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Invasive Species
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

    "/> Wildlife Habitat Mangement Overview
  • Living With Wildlife
  • Species At Risk
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Invasive Species
  • Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Bald_Eagle It's sometimes a difficult balance to share your rural property with wildlife. Most landowners truly enjoy observing wildlife through the seasonal changes and some even develop avid hobbies such as birdwatching or planting gardens that attract butterflies. But others get frustrated when an official tells them that they can't alter their landscape or carry out certain activities as they had planned because species at risk habitats deserve protection. Some are afraid that government regulations will threaten the earning potential of their woodlots or farmland. Although this is highly unlikely, it's still a good idea to be proactive and understand the policies and regulations before your plans are too far underway.

    Species at Risk in Ontario are protected under The Endangered Species Act for Ontario. More than 190 species are at risk in Ontario due to loss of habitat or changes to land use, pollution, and the spread of invasive species. Maintaining biodiversity will ensure a good representation of wildlife and is ultimately crucial to our own survival. There are many things we can do on our properties to assist Species at Risk.

    The Royal Ontario Museum has a wonderful website to help you explore Ontario's biodiversity. You can look at photos to help you identify species at risk or browse through field guides of the birds, fish and amphibians which can be found in your region.

    The Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program is offered to farmers who participate in habitat enhancement projects for species at risk.

    The Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program is offered to landowners who agree to preserve certain types of sensitive habitat.

    Land Trusts: If you own land that is considered ecologically significant due to its exceptional habitat or the presence of species at risk, you might want to contact a Land Trust about protecting your property with a conservation easement agreement. Land Trusts are private, non-profit organizations which are required by law to help conserve the properties placed under their protection for perpetuity. There are a variety of options available to landowners and some come with significant tax benefits.  To find a link to the Land Trust in your region, go to the Ontario Land Trust Alliance website.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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