Halton-Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship

We are a non-profit community based organization with a focus to promote good stewardship practices on private and public land. Our history began under the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources within the Ontario Stewardship Program. That program established community stewardship councils across Southern Ontario. These councils helped direct Ministry stewardship activities towards areas of local importance. Within Halton and Peel Regions our group focused on habitat enhancement and education on Species At Risk (redside dace, Butternut, Atlantic salmon), promoting the importance of urban trees through tree planting in community parks, supporting landowners with wildlife habitat improvement projects, and a significant tall grass prairie restoration at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. In 2012 the Ontario government cancelled this program but we continue on with our work. Current projects include tree planting along upper portions of the Credit River, schoolyard tree planting, and creating a pollinator meadow at Hilton Falls Conservation Area.