Project Description

ALUS Canada

2020

Restoring Marginal Farmland in Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes

Project objectives:

ALUS Peterborough aims to establish acres of native prairie, pollinator habitat, multi-row shelterbelts, reforestation, enhanced and expanded riparian areas, watering systems, nesting structures and fencing around waterbodies, as well as the restoration or enhancement of wetlands, in the Peterborough County and City of Kawartha Lakes regions. These conservation efforts aim to perpetuate abundant stocks of birds, fish and animals.

Currently ALUS projects are developed and awaiting funding:

  1. The reforestation of 4 hectares abutting the Jackson Creek Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) complex in Peterborough County. This project is a cooperative effort between the landowner, ALUS Peterborough, and Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Trees Program.
  2. Complete the naturalization of a newly excavated and restored 0.3 hectare wetland in Peterborough County. This project is in partnership with the landowner, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Ontario’s Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) program, and the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC). OWF funding will supply trees and shrubs for the new area surrounding the wetland, install cattle exclusion fencing, and provide an interpretive sign on the property.