The Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve and the Bioregion of Haliburton

Author: 
Luft, George
Date: 
1991
Location: 
Haliburton Highlands Museum
Access: 
Study: 
1990-1991
Abstract: 

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The Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve is located in the northern townships of Havelock and Eyre. An outline of its history and objectives form the main thrust of this paper along with a look at the relationship of the forest reserve and the community of Haliburton. Topics discussed are a history of the Haliburton area and of the Reserve, an overview of forestry in Ontario today, recreation within the Forest, relationships with the Haliburton community, and a look at the Forest within the context of bioregional theory. Biographical details of the Schleifenbaum family who purchased the property in 1963 are given. Copies of documents written about the Reserve are found in an extensive appendix.