View this email in your browser
Watch for: Two new HHLT videos to be premiered live online  - details coming!
A brand new sleek website to be rolled out soon!
Land Trust Discovery Days Events, see below!

New HHLT Board Member

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust welcomes Huw Morgan to the Board of Directors. After a long career in Information Technology, primarily as a Chief Technology Officer of some of Canada’s leading websites, Huw is enjoying his Haliburton cottage and a new career as a photographer. He graduated from the Haliburton School of Art and Design in 2015 and has exhibited his work in several group and individual shows at galleries ranging from Gallery44 in Toronto to the Kawartha Art Gallery in Lindsay and the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton.
As a photographer, Huw has become passionate about the Haliburton landscape and the environment. He hopes to contribute his technical and photographic skills to the HHLT board to build awareness of environmental concerns and preserve Haliburton’s woodlands and wetlands for future generations.
Take a guided snowshoe or hike of Dahl Forest or Barnum Creek Nature Reserve!
Local experience experts Yours Outdoors offers Best of Barnum and Dahl Days where you will learn about the properties and explore beautiful trails!

U-Links Projects

Trent University students are working on two projects for the Winter 2022 program. The students are from Tom Whillans Community-based Natural Resource Management class.

1. Nine Spotted Lady Beetle: Inventory and Monitoring Protocols.
Prior to significant declines, the Nine-spotted Lady Beetle was one of the more common lady beetle species in Canada occurring in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The  purpose of this project is to better understand how the HHLT can contribute to the recovery and restoration of this species through understanding inventory and monitoring protocols and preferred habitat requirements that would contribute to the recovery and restoration of this endangered species.
2. Protocols for Quantifying the Socio-Economic Value / Importance of Wetlands.
Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems. They directly or indirectly support millions of people and provide goods and services to them. They support important processes like the movement of water into streams and oceans; decay of organic matter; release of nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon into the atmosphere; removal of nutrients, sediment and organic matter from water moving into the wetland; and the growth and development of all organisms dependent on them. The direct benefits of wetlands are in the form of fish, agriculture, fuelwood, recreation and water supply, etc. and their indirect benefits arise from functions occurring within the ecosystem such as flood control, ground water recharge and storm protection. Key questions to be answered include:
a) What are the key socio-economic values typically associated with wetland ecosystems?
b) What are the protocols typically used to estimate the values of the goods and services provided by wetlands?
c) Have other organizations with similar wetland ecosystems to those found in Haliburton County undertaken an analysis of the value of the goods and services associated with their wetlands?

Land Trust Discovery Days 2022 Presents:
"Speaking of Wildlife"
Live presentation planned for Sunday March 20th.
Details to follow!

Thanks to funding received from TD Friends of the Environment, HHLT will be offering Land Trust Discovery Days in 2022. Please watch for details of programs, workshops and guided hikes on our website. Virtual Scavenger Hunt, Spring Wildflowers and Wild Leeks, Magnificent Moths and a Speaking of Wildlife event are just some of the educational programs being offered. 
Did You Know... that in 2017 in celebration of Canada's 150th. anniversary of confederation, the Dahl family was recognized nationally as one of 150 Canadians who have donated land through the Ecological Gifts Program? HHLT was also recognized as the recipient organization for conserving biodiversity and promoting conservation and stewardship through partnerships.  Visit Dahl Forest and check out the plaque commemorating the wonderful gift of nature to all of us from the Dahl family.  
Take three minutes to relax and enjoy the Haliburton Highlands through this short video, Words and Art by Janet Trull. Find this and many other videos on our website. Click Here.

Let's all help to keep the trails beautiful!
Watch for new signs at Dahl Forest and Barnum Creek Nature Reserve that will remind us all of trail etiquette. 
Please consider becoming a member or making a donation to help us protect the land we love for future generation! Click here to become a supporter of the HHLT!

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Haliburton Highlands Land Trust · 739 Mountain St., · PO Box 1478 · Haliburton, On K0M 1S0 · Canada

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp