Help Protect the Forest

The Copeland Forest is threatened by the invasive garlic mustard. JOIN THE SPRING GARLIC MUSTARD PULL. Garlic mustard has increased over the last fifteen years in the mature deciduous upland part of the Copeland and is spreading rapidly. We know where the garlic mustard is
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Explore Copeland – Guided Hikes

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our two May guided hikes and our hike leaders Dave Lord, Margaret Kennedy and Clare Holden. Numerous wildflowers were spotted, as well as the familiar sounds of returning song birds. Stay tuned for the date of our next
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2019 Annual General Meeting

More than 100 friends attended the Copeland Forest Friends Annual General Meeting at the Heights Ski and Country Club on March 27. It was a beautiful setting to learn more about the organization”s accomplishments over the past year, including presentations about controlling invasive garlic mustard, waterways monitoring and trail maintenance. Board
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A Winter Wonderland

Copeland Forest is the largest intact forest south of Algonquin Park. The 4400 acre forest has no roads going through it making it feel like a wilderness experience.  The Forest provides three unique and different winter experiences. You may explore the flat paths in the
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Ticks and Lyme Disease

A recent edition of the online newspaper, Barrie Today, reports that active surveillance in 2018, by the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, has found blacklegged ticks in the Amos Tract, part of the Copeland Forest.  Blacklegged ticks may be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that
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