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Christie Lake Pine Plantation Harvest

The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is continuing with the harvest of the pine plantations at Christie Lake Conservation Area (CLCA). Approximately 6 hectares of pine plantation will be harvested between December of 2015 and February 2016. This work is being carried out in accordance with HCA's Managed Forest Plan (MFP), under the Managed Forest Tax…
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Haudenosaunee and HCA Set Dates for Dundas Valley 2015-2016 Harvest

The Haudenosaunee Wildlife and Habitat Authority (HWHA) and Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) have agreed to a Specific Agreement for the 2015-2016 season based on the existing Protocol to address the Treaty Rights of the Haudenosaunee on HCA-owned lands. 2015 – 2016 Specific Agreement in Respect of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area - Signed Protocol between…
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Invasive Species Management Along Lower Spencer Creek

Earlier this year, HCA applied for funding from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) for the management of Phragmites to help restore portions of the provincially significant wetlands adjacent to Spencer Creek. Invasive Phragmites is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. It releases toxins from its roots…
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HCA secures two major properties in East Escarpment

Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area.  The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, making the purchase a…
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