Spring Garlic Mustard Exploratory Hike

Join the Garlic Mustard Team and members of the Ganaraska Hiking Club for an early Spring walk looking for garlic mustard rosettas and generally learning about this invasive plant and the varied forest floor vegetation at risk.  They may even pick some rosettes. Date April

Copeland Forest Update – Trails Moratorium to Protect Forest

Over the past two years, many community residents have reached out to Copeland Forest Friends Association expressing concern about the continued building of single-track trails in the Copeland Forest, despite it being already saturated with trails. Copeland Forest Friends Association (CFFA), a not-for-profit organization charged

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Download a map of all the major trails in the Copeland Forest.

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!

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Copeland Forest Friends Association Supporting Copeland Trail Works.CFFA provided the funds for the recent construction of a platform extension on the Swamp Trail. Much thanks to the volunteers who built the platform. The platform was extended over wet areas improving user experience and environmental protection. As this trail is now part of the Ganaraska Trail system, greater use is expected of it.Other trail works are planned for this summer. The Ministry of Natural Resources has agreed to provide Junior Rangers who should be in the forest mid-July. Planned works for this summer include: the rerouting of the bottom section of Slippery When Wet (the detour route has been flagged for several weeks), new detours on the Fifth Dimension trail around 2 highly eroded trail sections, the reclosing of 2 short sections of trail for safety/environmental protection reasons, and the closing/rerouting of the Duel Slalom trail.If you are interested in supporting trail works in the Forest, pls send an email to trails@copelandforest.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTThe Copeland Forest Trail Plan Implementation is under way! Under its Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) who are the landowners, Copeland Forest Friends Association (CFFA) is beginning the implementation of the Trail Plan.In an effort to enhance your forest experience and protect sensitive areas, we have implemented some seasonal and permanent trail closures with signage. Thanks to all for supporting our work.Sadly, some signs have been vandalised and removed. Please respect the few trail closures that have been put in place. They are for the benefit of the forest and all who enjoy it. CFFA will be undertaking additional trail works with the support of the MNRF this summer. Look for further communications regarding this.If you would like any further details on the trail plan and/or would like to volunteer please visit the Copeland Forest Friends website at Copelandfriends.ca or contact the Copeland Forest Friends at info@copelandfriends.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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