Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve

Location

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Activities

The Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR) is an important ecological linkage on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Located in Richmond Hill, York Region, this 175-plus hectare property is dominated by mature forests, wetlands, meadows, kettle lakes, and a significant network of recreational trails.

Local residents and visitors are able to utilize ORCCR’s extensive trail system to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while protecting the integrity of the surrounding ecosystem.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • No washrooms on site. (Please plan ahead.)
  • Limited or no waste receptacles. (Please carry out litter.)

Notice of Construction:
Meadow Management and Restoration

Within the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR), this meadow restoration project will create habitat for local wildlife such as birds and pollinators, while also expanding on the recreational wildlife viewing and community outreach opportunities for the local community.

Community members can be engaged through events such as plantings, as well as their use and appreciation of the native meadow restoration and trails.

Meadow restoration is achievable here by converting 12 hectares of old pasture — dominated by Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) — into a vibrant and diverse vegetation community that will provide nectar, wildflower seed, and insects for feeding, as well as taller grass areas for resting and nesting needs.

Areas of milkweed will help enhance Monarch (Danaus plexippus) habitat while perching poles and woody habitat structures will offer more habitat diversity for raptors and small mammals.

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Trail Map