|Posted by Paul Eagles on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM||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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|Posted by Paul Eagles on January 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM||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.
|Posted by Paul Eagles on October 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM||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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|Posted by Paul Eagles on September 5, 2011 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Branchton Village Land Trust Website was launched September 5, 2011.
|Posted by Paul Eagles on January 7, 1995 at 1:00 PM||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...Read Full Post »