This hike will explore the state of our local forests and how they are managed in a sustainable way. Along the Forest Management Trail you will gain insights into how forests provide us with important products and services while sustaining or improving the life processes on the landscape. Invasive diseases are affecting Haliburton County more than ever and this hike will focus on how managers are dealing with this. Suitable for adults and teens. Dog friendly ‐ on leash please.

HIKE #: 9

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 9:30 am

DURATION: 2.5 hours, 4km

LOCATION: Frost Centre, 20130 Hwy 35

RATING: Moderate


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms (nearby), water/ beverage and shelter

LEADER: Ernie Demuth

LEADER BIO: Ernie’s love of nature experienced through canoeing, cross country skiing and hiking eventually led him to forest management and silviculture. Ernie is a Registered Professional Forester who has over 20 years of experience working on both private and public lands in the Great Lakes/St Lawrence Forest Region. He is the manager of The Haliburton Forest Stewardship Service which is a new program that gives landowners the opportunity to manage their properties with help from an experienced professional forester while sharing in the same sustainable forest management ethics that comes from a company certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  Ernie is a Plan Approver for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

DIRECTIONS: Located at 20130 Hwy 35,approximately 23 km north of Carnarvon and 12km south of Dorset. Meet at the office of the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (705‐766‐ 9033). The distance from Minden is approximately 38 km and distance from Haliburton is approximately 48km. GPS coordinates: N45.1591, W78.8448

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    Friday, September 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Frost Centre

20130 Highway 35, Ontario, Canada