Depot Creek Nature Reserve

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Salmon Island

Fourth Lake Nature Reserve

Your Local Land Trust

Protecting forever our natural heritage in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington




Species at risk are
provided habitat


Hectares of protected



Visit Depot Creek
Follow the marked trails to enjoy a variety of habitats at this nature reserve.

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You Can Help
Join others on a property monitoring trip or to help with stewardship tasks, including trail maintenance and pond sampling.

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Landowner Info
We would like to help you to conserve the land you love for the future. Find out more here.

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Recently added properties

Photo by Paul Mackenzie

Rock Ridge Nature Reserve

Acquired May 15, 2020, our newest property is 3.4 hectares of steep slope on a small lake within the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve. The 400-meter shoreline is rocky with a sharp drop off from the granite cliffs to deep clean water. The property will be forming part of a bridge between two large protected areas: Queen’s University Biological Station and Frontenac Provincial Park. We share the donors’ intention to conserve the natural features of the property and to protect it from future development. We are pleased to be guardians of this gem in the Canadian Shield.

Photo by Chris Cannon

Mast van Dongen Nature Reserve

A 5-hectare waterfront property, within the Frontenac Biosphere Reserve, near Verona and the Portland Conservation Area. The property was donated by Ernest Mast and Carmen van Dongen. It has unusual-for-this area acidic-loving plants. Almost 300 species have been identified on the property to date. The property is registered as an Ecological Gift.

Photo by Emma Ross

Fourth Lake Nature Reserve

This 81-hectare property is in the heart of the Quinte Conservation’s Depot Lake system, east of Puzzle Lake Provincial Park. It has varied habitats – a cultural meadow, deciduous and mixed forest, an 8-hectare beaver pond, shallow marsh, a creek, small streams, and open aquatic areas as well as rocky outcrops and ridges. The owner, Bruce Millen, donated a portion of the property and the Land Conservancy purchased the balance . The property is registered as an Ecological Gift. Watch a short video about this property.

Join us on Migratory Bird Day May 9!

Join us on Migratory Bird Day May 9!

The Land Conservancy KFLA, with support from Nature Canada, is hosting an online event May 9th to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Leading up to the event, we are asking participants to submit two photographs of birds they have seen in our region to...

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We need nature booklet

We need nature booklet

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant which paid all the costs for this publication – design, printing, distribution – the rest was all done by volunteers. To receive a copy please send an email to...

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