Halton Natural Areas Inventory

The Halton Natural Areas Inventory is an exciting project that provides important information on the biodiversity of Halton’s natural areas. Conservation Halton’s watershed has many natural areas that support a rich diversity of natural features, including rare plants and animals, significant habitats and geological formations, and important wildlife corridors. There had been a number of efforts to achieve a better understanding of the flora and fauna in this area, but there had never been a comprehensive biological inventory of these areas.  

In 2003 and 2004, three local clubs that are dedicated to the study, appreciation, and conservation of wild plants and animals—Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, South Peel Field Naturalists’ Club, and Halton North Peel Naturalist Club—joined the partnership along with municipal partners and other stakeholders to conduct plant and animal surveys throughout many of the natural areas in Halton. In order to conduct the inventory, landowners granted access onto their properties to the group. Thank you to all the landowners who generously permitted access to their lands for this project.  Your cooperation helped us reach our goals!

Copies of the Inventory are Available for Purchase

The inventory comes in two volumes:

  • Volume One: Site Summaries;
  • Volume Two: Species Checklists.

The inventory is available in two ways:

  • Hard copy with digital on compact disc: $75;
  • Digital on compact disc: $25.

Note: The digital version is available only in portable document format.

To purchase the inventory, or for more information, contact: 

  • Michelle Caissie, Senior Administrative Assistant; telephone: 905.336.1158 ext. 2227. 

Various sources, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, have provided funding for this valuable project.