The pine plantation south of the UTRCA’s Watershed Conservation Centre (WCC) parking lot will be the target of ecological restoration work over the next couple of years, starting this fall. The plan is to transition this overly dense pine stand into a more open and diverse pine-oak-hickory savanna and tallgrass prairie habitat.
The plan...... staff will start to implement Phase I of this multi year project by hand spraying the invasive species within Areas 1-4 (see map below) starting tomorrow, November 12th, 2021. Signs will be posted prior to spraying. In December staff will spend one day to cut & chip the invasive/non native species within Areas 1 & 4.
So keep this in mind when out and about on the trail over the next couple months.