Ganaraska Forest
- Conservation History -

Ganaraska History
V.B. Blake
Pioneer Historian
E. J. Zavitz
Chief of Reforestation
A.H. Richardson
Dr. R.C. Wallace "Wallace of Queen's"
G.M. Wrong
History Prof./Author
Lois James
hampion of the Rouge




"The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when
the light comes, the heart of the people is always right."

John Muir



















"Any river is really the summation of the whole valley. To think of it as nothing but water is to ignore
  the greater part."

Hal Borland,
This Hill, This Valley















Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario is the network of 36 Conservation Authorities, local watershed management agencies that deliver services and programs that protect and manage water and other natural resources in partnership with government, landowners and other organizations.

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Watershed management, conservation areas, policy information, and contacts.

Ministry of Natural Resources (Peterborough)

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Forests, Land, Licences & Laws, Maps & Geographic Information, Parks & Protected Areas, Public Safety, Science & Research, Water

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada is a private, non-profit organization working for the direct protection of Canada's biodiversity through the purchase...

Federation of Ontario Naturalists

The Federation of Ontario Naturalists (FON) protects Ontario's nature through research, education, and conservation action. FON champions woodlands...

Ontario Heritage Trust - Ontario Provincial Plaque

The Provincial Plaque Program is the Trust's oldest and perhaps best-known activity. Over 1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled including 22 international plaques. The plaques make Ontario's history come alive by telling stories of the people, places and events that helped shape our province. They enrich our sense of place. They also introduce newcomers and visitors to the unique character of each region of the province.

Parks Canada

information on Canada's National Historic Sites, National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and on other cultural and natural heritage related topics

Port Hope Historical Society

formerly East Durham Historical Society.
Trees Ontario

Trees Ontario is a not-for-profit organization committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas. "Experts tell us that in order to achieve 30 per cent forest cover and a healthy ecosystem we need to plant over a billion more trees.. goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees a year by 2015.


"As the leaves on the trees
is the life of man."


"The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world
His thoughts serene."

Leonora Speyer


For in the true nature of things,
if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious
than if it were made of gold and silver. 

Martin Luther


The groves were God's first temples. 

William Cullen Bryant -
"A Forest Hymn"


The trees reflected in the river - they are unconscious
of a spiritual world so near to them.  So are we.

Nathaniel Hawthorne


He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.

Lucy Larcom
"Plant a Tree"


"In landscapes... more than any other type of historic resource... 
help us understand ourselves as individuals,
communities and as a nation. Their ongoing preservation
can yield above all, a sense of place or identity for
future generations."

 Charles A. Birnbaum
National Parks 1994




Researcher:  M. Martin