Native Grassland and Habitat Restoration

Grassland Recovery

Native Grassland Restoration Program

If you are a private landowner in the Credit Valley Watershed and would like to enhance the natural qualities of your property with native meadow or prairie, consider participating in CVC’s Native Grassland Restoration Program.

Native Grassland Restoration Program Requirements:

  • Must possess a minimum of two acres of land
  • Minimum planting area is two hectares or five acres of contiguous land
  • The site must be maintained as a grassland for a period of 10 years

CVC’s Grassland Restoration Services Includes:

  • Free site visits and consultation
  • Customized planting plan for your property
  • Site preparation for grassland planting
  • Planting of the site
  • Ongoing monitoring of the site ( 2 year and 5 year checkpoints)

For more information on the Native Grassland Restoration Program contact:
905-670-1615 ext. 714

Own an Existing Hay Field?

The Bird Friendly Certified Hay Program is designed for farmers with land currently being used for hay production or landowners who have fields available to rent for hay production. Participants in the program may be eligible for a property tax reduction of 75 per cent on land used for agricultural production. They will also have access to CVC’s online marketplace to promote their eco-friendly product to consumers and negotiate land rental rates with other farmers.


Case Study: Upper Credit Conservation Area

CVC is undergoing a project to turn an old field at Upper Credit Conservation Area that was previously dominated by non-native and invasive plants into a thriving grassland habitat. This site will not only provide critical habitat for wildlife, it will also serve as an example site for landowners who are interested in turning part of their land into native grassland.  Check out the work that has been done so far and follow the continued progress through our online photo journal.


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