Conservation Reserves



Conroy Marsh

This 2,049-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Radcliffe, now in the municipal Township of Madawaska Valley, and in the geographic Township of Raglan, now in the municipal Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, in the County of Renfrew. This Provincially Significant Class One wetland offers an ideal day trip for paddlers of all levels of experience. Its smooth waters can be reached by the York River to the west, the Little Mississippi River to the south, or the Madawaska River to the northeast. Once out in the marsh, there are few dry areas to disembark from a canoe or kayak; however
one popular picnic spot is locally known as Ring-on-the-Rock.

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Constant Creek Swamp and Fen

This 540-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Townships of Blithfield and Bagot, in the Municipal Township of Greater Madawaska, in the County of Renfrew. This conservation reserve, contains undisturbed swamps of silver maple, green ash, black ash and cedar. The flatland is a product of a post-glacial spillway that runs from the Lake Clear area to Calabogie Lake, about 7km west of Calabogie. Constant Creek itself lies overtop of a sand outwash plain. Marble and granite bedrock runs in ridges through the site and creates a series of linear wetlands that have grown into fens. There are extensive wild rice stands and an adjoining provincially significant wetland at Ferguson Lake. The swamp-over-marble combination is a distinct feature, with the mixture of deciduous and coniferous swamps, interrupted by large and open grassy fens, being the best collection of these habitats in the area. The area is used for a variety of traditional uses, including canoeing and hunting.

Deacon Escarpment

This 2248-ha recommended conservation reserve encompasses the Deacon Escarpment, a dramatic ridge that runs along the edge of a faultline over 100 metres above the east side of the Bonnechere River. The exposed bedrock and loose rock slopes are covered by white and red pine, poplar, cedar and red oak. The ridgetops are covered in dry oak barrens. The southern exposure supports a significant population of red juniper - a shrub species that is better known around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and is at the northern edge of its range here. Map/Trail
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Greenbough Esker
This 549-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Clara, in the municipal Township of Head, Clara and Maria, in the County of Renfrew.
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Hawkins Property

This 332-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Bromley, in the municipal Township of Admaston/Bromley, in the County of Renfrew. 
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Little Mississippi River Park

This 916-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is made of six separate parcels of Crown land buffering the Little Mississippi River. The river flows in a northerly direction from Weslemkoon Lake to Conroys Marsh. The total area of the reserve covers 1,006 acres and offers no services. It is an ideal setting for the canoeist wishing to experience the watershed on day or overnight trips. The shoreline is varied with large wetland areas, red maple swamps, and cedar and white pine forests—a good place to explore wildlife in a fairly rugged setting.
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Mud Lake/Creek

This 158-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Stafford, in the municipal Township of Laurentian Valley, and in the geographic Township of Westmeath, in the municipal Township of Whitewater Region, in the County of Renfrew.
As of 2016 the Conservation Reserve is a popular distination for field naturalists who use of the bluewater and hiking trails to exercise and view nature and in the near future will have the unique opportunity to access the site via the new Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail.

Silver Creek Peatland

This 281-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Algona, in the municipal Township of Bonnechere Valley, in the County of Renfrew.
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Snake River Marsh

This 213-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Bromley in the municipal Township of Admaston/Bromley, in the County of Renfrew.
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Westmeath Bog

About this 43-ha provincial Conservation Reserve is located in the geographic Township of Westmeath, in the municipal Township of Whitewater Region, in the County of Renfrew. With exception of this small area It is privately owned.
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