Notice of temporary closure of Triebner Tract
Notice of temporary closing of Triebner Tract for tree planting and wetland restoration
Spring tree planting and restoration work is planned, in spring 2023, for Triebner Tract.
The property remains closed until further notice.
Triebner Tract is owned and managed by Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).
The affected property will be closed to the public and will not be accessible for hunting while the tree planting and wetland restoration work is underway.
The affected property, which is at the southeast corner of MacDonald Road and Ausable Line, in the Hay Swamp complex, is located at Concession 4, Lot 5, Township of Hay, Municipality of Bluewater.
The other properties, owned and managed by ABCA, that permit hunting, within Hay Swamp, will remain available for hunting with the required hunting permits.
Phase 1 was completed in 2022. This first phase included retiring 15 acres of marginal farmland, by constructing wetlands, and establishing mixed-species forest habitat.
Phase 2 is planned for 2023. This second phase includes tree planting and increasing the wetland and forest habitat.
There is also Butternut Seed Orchard that has been installed and trees are being planted this spring.
The Triebner Tract ecological restoration complements the adjacent Hay Swamp Provincially Significant Wetland and benefits watershed conditions by contributing towards forest and wetland cover, benefitting water quality and wildlife habitat.
The map of the affected closure area is included with this notice.