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2024 Field Tours - York Region and Guelph

Join us for Forest History Ontario's 2024 field tours in York Region and Guelph. 

June 8th - Roots and Routes: A Journey Through the York Regional Forest
Don't miss this opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history and nature intertwined. Join us as we partner with Forest History Ontario for an educational tour through a few of our York Regional Forest Tracts. Our journey begins at Eldred King Woodlands, where we'll dive into the rich history of the Forest, tracing steps from the time Indigenous Peoples began stewarding the land to the present day. From there, we’ll board a bus to Hollidge Tract, travel through diverse landscapes and engage in discussions about the crucial role forests play in our ecosystem and the incredible changes that have happened since the beginning of the York Regional Forest. After a relaxing Forest walk, a tour of the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre and a quick washroom break, our adventure will end back at Eldred King Woodlands. The total tour is expected to run two hours.

Saturday, June 8 (ages 10 and up)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Eldred King Woodlands
16232 Highway 48, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Registration opens May 8


June 14 - A Forest and Conservation History Tour through Guelph and
area, Ontario.

The City of Guelph and more particularly the Ontario Agricultural College properties have
had a long history of innovative reforestation projects. We will see an example of these
early plantings. We will visit the Arkell Springs site where there is an early example of using
the forest to clean drinking water. We will also visit a site where brook trout have been able
to access the Speed River, as well as other sites of interest.

Registration is required. Cost is $40 for Forest History Ontario members, $60 for nonmembers
and $20 for students. Fees are payable by e-transfer or cheque to Forest
History Ontario. Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary needs.

Please register by June 10th. Fees are non-refundable after this date but can be
substituted. Participants must be able to walk up to 15 minutes a few times, on
imperfect forest trails. We will travel by bus to the various sites, and seats are limited.
The meeting site will be in the City of Guelph, location TBD.

For more information contact: Terry Schwan at:
(519) 362-2098 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register, please contact: Brooke McClelland at (416) 803-3177 or
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See flyer here: FHSO_Tour_Flyer_2024_June_1.pdf