The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) is looking for local landowners to help with meeting next year’s spring tree planting goal for the South Nation River watershed region. SNC officials hope to see 200,000 tree seedlings planted to help the watershed region meet or exceed the minimum standard for a sustainable and healthy forest cover, and also improve forest and streamside habitats for local wildlife and fish.
SNC staff are taking orders from property owners for locally sourced tree seedlings and shrubs for planting next spring and also taking appointments for on-site visits throughout the watershed region to offer advice on suitable tree planting locations. Landowners can order a minimum of 100 seedlings through the SNC from the list the regional conservation agency maintains.
The SNC is part of the 50 Million Tree program through Forests Ontario, which may help landowners with larger open planting areas of at least one acre in size through lower costs for seedlings. The regional conservation agency also offers subsidy help for tree planting work along farm fields and streams to help reduce erosion and protect water quality.
Scheduling of site visits by SNC staff must be done this autumn.