Resources for Improving Habitat


If you wish to plant trees (minimum of 500) you can apply to Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program –

Each Spring, Quinte Conservation,  Cataraqui Conservation, and some municipalities offer tree seedlings.

If you have watercourses on your property that are not naturalized,  try Natural Edge to plant along the watercourse –

For more info on TREES,  see our entry called “Tree Planting Programs” under Stewardship News

Plant Native Species

We really encourage property owners to plant Ontario native species when planting in their yards. They support local wildlife and hopefully slow the spread of new invasive species in our environment. See these two guides to selecting species for your backyard and gardens.


Nesting Boxes

Quinte Conservation has some nesting boxes available for landowners from their Belleville office – see plans below. If you want  any, contact Maya to arrange to pick up.

Mallard HEN Houses

Wood Duck Boxes

Osprey Nesting Platform

Bluebird Nesting Boxes and Bat Box Plans are currently out of stock.