Made possible with funds from generous BTC donors, 2019
Beaver Valley section
670 m of Bruce Trail Optimum Route
Valley East Nature Reserve is a beautiful property north of Eugenia in the heart of the Beaver Valley. The Bruce Trail has passed through its 35 acres for many years, thanks to the generous permission of the landowners. Hikers have enjoyed its rolling terrain and expansive views across the valley.
Protecting this land secures over half a kilometre of Bruce Trail and keeps it off a busy stretch of highway. The dense, mature forests of Valley East Nature Reserve provides protected habitat for many of our treasured Niagara Escarpment species including Butternut, Bulblet Fern and the provincially rare Wood Thrush.
Protecting Valley East Nature Reserve has grown our conservation impact in the Beaver Valley – expanding a string of properties directly to the south already preserved by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Together with Valley East, they secure nearly 5 continuous kilometres of Bruce Trail and will preserve 162 acres in perpetuity.