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Exciting News!: Due to the ongoing efforts of our Garlic Mustard Pulling Teams, like the one led by Jarka Rezak, (in photo), we are making headway in thrashing back this invasive species. If you would like to join a team, please contact Margaret Kennedy at Check out the almost full compost bin, with garlic mustard plants, pulled before they have gone to seed. Thanks to all involved for their ongoing commitment to this initiative. ... See MoreSee Less
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A reminder – there is still time to do the trail user survey Help us with the Copeland Forest Trail Plan!In response to the increasing use and concerns regarding impact on the natural environment in Copeland Forest, the CFFA has established a Trail Committee. The primary function of the Trail Committee is to develop a Trail Plan that is to consider and balance environmental sensitivities and desired recreation experiences in the Forest. We have released an on-line survey to receive input from the users of the Forest. By completing this survey, you will help the Committee to better understand how the Copeland Forest trails are being used, what you value most about the trails and any concerns you may have.The information you provide in this survey will directly help the Committee develop the Trail Plan. Once prepared, the draft Trail Plan will be released for community input prior to its finalization.The survey is available at the following link: ... See MoreSee Less
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Copeland Forest Friends


The Copeland Forest is a 4,400 acre Resource Management Area in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests. The size, beauty, and unfettered use of the forest by a wide variety of recreational users inspired an initiative to conserve the natural integrity of the forest and facilitate compatible recreational use.

In October 2015 the Copeland Forest Friends Association formed a Non-Profit Corporation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the MNRF, and began offering memberships. The organization has been structured to ensure that all of the major recreational user groups are represented equally. There are many ways to join us including becoming a member, volunteering, making a donation, and signing up for our newsletter. We look forward to seeing you in the forest!