460 m of Bruce Trail Optimum Route
This property was purchased with funds from MapleCross and a community of generous individual donors in 2019.
The 100-acre MapleCross Ridge Nature Reserve is in the community of Kemble outside Owen Sound and significantly expands our conservation impact in the area. Together with the adjacent Kemble Rock and Kemble Wetland Nature Reserves – recently created with donor support – it establishes a remarkable 440 acres of contiguous preserved land, securing a total of 4 km of the Bruce Trail.
We also have the opportunity with this acquisition to restore and retain the ecological health of the forests, which have been selectively logged in recent years. Now that the land is in our care, we will bring our experience as land stewards, using best forest management practices, to this crucial task.