Branchton Village Land Trust

Branchton Village Land Trust owns and maintains a rich upland deciduous forest in North Dumfries Township, in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


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Branchton Carolinian forest preserved

Posted by Paul Eagles on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

St. George Lance, Thursday June 26, 1997

BRANCHTON — A special ceremony was recently held to dedicate a remnant of Carolinian forest to conservation.

Thanks to the foresight of the local community, a nine-acre (three-hectare) site in Branchton now known as Branchton Village Woods, has been preserved. The property was purchased in January by the Branchton Village Land Trust, composed of members of the local community.


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Forest Management Grant

Posted by Paul Eagles on January 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Branchton Village Land Trust received a grant from The Region of Waterloo Environmental Stewardship Fund in 2015. The money was used to bring down dangerous, dead trees. After the ice storm of late 2014, there were many brokend and leaning trees in the forest. These created a danger to anyone in the forest. The grant enabled the Land Trust to hire a forestry company to cut down the trees. The wood was left on the ground to decompose naturally.

Letter from the President

Posted by Paul Eagles on October 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Message from the President

October 31, 2011

The objectives of the land trust are to ensure thepreservation of the land, forest, animal and plant life found within the nineacres of the forest lands. We also wanted to ensure the lands were nevercommercially logged. With the newly produced “Branchton Village Land TrustBotanical Report”, we now know just how significant this parcel of land is andare proud to have protected it during this time.

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Website Launch

Posted by Paul Eagles on September 5, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Branchton Village Land Trust Website was launched September 5, 2011.

Application to the Ontario Heritage Foundation for a grant, January 1995

Posted by Paul Eagles on January 7, 1995 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A. Background to Application


The village of Branchton is in the Township of North Dumfries in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The village is located in the southern portion of the county, very close the northern boundary of Brant County (Figure 1). West of the village is the large Branchton Swamp Forest, an area of upland and lowland forest extending from the village westward to the Grand River, a distance of 5 kilometres (Figure 2). This large, natural area is...

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