Iroquoia section (Burlington)
1.1 km of Bruce Trail Optimum Route
Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve is an 87-acre oasis of natural land on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the bustling City of Burlington. The Bruce Trail has passed through this property at Fisher's Pond for many years, thanks to generous permission of the landowners. Now we have the opportunity to preserve it in perpetuity. With your help we can raise the funds needed to purchase the property and create Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve - permanently securing 1.1 kilometres of the Bruce Trail and preserving 87 acres of significant Niagara Escarpment habitat in rapidly-growing Burlington.
Once created, Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve will protect and connect ecologically significant areas. Fisher's Pond is located within the Nelson Escarpment Woods Regional Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA), and is 1 km southwest of the Nelson Slope Forest Regional Life Science Area of Natural & Scientific Interest (ANSI) and 1 km south of the Waterdown Moraine Earth Science ANSI. Combined with these natural areas, the Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve is part of a significant Niagara Escarpment corridor stretching 23 kilometres from Spencer Gorge to Mount Nemo.
A variety of habitats are here to explore:
These species of conservation concern have already been recorded at or near Fisher's Pond:
With the support of thousands of donors, members and volunteers, the Bruce Trail Conservancy has been responsible for conserving more than 15,000 acres of Niagara Escarpment land to create a protected natural corridor for the Bruce Trail. Today 66% of the 900-km Bruce Trail has been secured. Roughly 300 km, or 34% of the Trail, remains on roadways or on private land.
Donate to the Bruce Trail Conservancy today and help create Fisher's Pond Nature Reserve