Land Care - Niagara (LCN)
Michael Rose, Stewardship Coordinator
491 Canboro Rd, Box 96
Phone (905)) 892-5987
Fax (905) 892-3134
Chief Purpose of Organization:
To promote a land stewardship ethic that
sustains resources like air, water, soil, forest, wildlife and
To bring people together to advance
stewardship on Private Land
History of projects, accomplishments,
continuing activities related to wildlife habitat:
Technical Support Program: Can We Help
You? In 1997, 400 clients were served by LCN. Many
calls were dealt with directly by LCN through information packages and
discussion with landowners and agencies, but some calls are referred
directly to the experts within and outside the Niagara Region. At
LCN we have finger-tip access to over 200 agencies and organizations
that assist Private Land Owners in the management of their land.
This includes access to specific programs, contact names and technical
information these groups have. If you or your organization require
help with the answers you need, give us a call. We are here to
Financial Support Program: LCN is
looking for action-oriented projects that promote wise land management.
LCN will fund all or part of a project up to $2,000. Support
Funding must be utilized within the boundaries of the Municipality of
Niagara. A number of small projects have materialized from this
program that are benefiting the environment of Niagara.
in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Port
Colborne and District Conservation Club, introduced this award-winning
program into Ontario. The purpose of this program is to expose as
many youngsters and their families or supporting agencies as possible to
an appreciation and respect for aquatic stewardship, ethical fishing
practices and the environment. This is done through a conservation
program that encourages hands-on instruction and participation in the
outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Restoration of the American Chestnut:
Provide extension services to private landowners in Niagara for The
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association who is the lead on this
program. Also maintain an American Chestnut Seed Orchard in
Niagara Woodlot Association: Lead
agency in the establishment of the Niagara Woodlot Association--an
association that promotes active woodlot management for all values,
Workshops: Have hosted a number of
land management workshops including woodlot management for all values
and landscaping for nature in the urban environment.
Natural Heritage Ecological Framework:
To address the issue of habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity
in the Niagara Region, LCN and the Ontario Hydro Services Company have
embarked on the Niagara Natural Heritage Framework Project, which is to
identify and connect natural habitats stranded in the landscape by
surrounding land uses. It is a flexible framework that can guide
future restoration efforts in a systematic way.
New members are welcome;
however, membership is limited to sitting on the Niagara Private Land Community
Stewardship Council as a volunteer council member.