In this page you will find resources relating to Natural Heritage as well as Cultural Heritage. If you know of other useful resources, please feel free to contact us.
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy Resources
A Landowner's Conservation Options Adobe PDF (43 KB)
Conservation Agreements and Tax Benefits Fact Sheet Adobe PDF (41 KB)
Typical Steps in a Land Transaction Adobe PDF (34 KB)
Farm Conservation Options and Tax Information Fact Sheet Adobe PDF (58KB)
Farm Conservation Resources Adobe PDF (48KB)
Land Trust Alliances
The Canadian Land Trust Alliance (CLTA) – currently has a membership of 125 land trusts working in communities across the country.
The Land Trust Alliance (LTA) in the U.S. was founded in 1982 and has a wealth of information about the American land trust movement.
Natural Heritage Data
The Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC) compiles, maintains and distributes information on natural species, plant communities and spaces of conservation concern in Ontario.
Ontario Stewardship is a program of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources providing Stewardship Coordinators and resources to Stewardship Councils made up of landowners and land interest groups who determine the environmental priorities for the county.
Tallgrass Ontario is a network of organizations and individuals working toward the shared goal of prairie and savanna conservation in Ontario.
Agricultural Events and Resources
Agriculture Institute of Canada website and resources
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - Sustainable Development Strategy
AAFC - Agri-Environment, Sustainable Agricultural Systems website
Community Supported Agriculture in Ontario - Directory of Farms and Farmer resources
Eastern Ontario Agriculture Industry Events (Northumberland)
Farmers' Markets Canada - Market Finder
Fleming College Sustainable Agriculture Program
Grow Local Organic: Organic Food Strategy for Ontario WWF Report 2007 (PDF)
Identifying Strategies to Support Sustainable Agriculture in Canada (PDF)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) website
OMAFRA - List of Agricultural Organizations
OMAFRA - Agriculture News
Ontario Federation of Agriculture - website
Trent University Sustainable Agriculture and Foods Systems Program
Arts and Culture
City of Kawartha Lakes - Arts and Culture - artists and artisans; theatre; and museums
City of Peterborough - Arts and Culture
Building Styles - Vancouver Heritage Foundation, British Columbia: Your Old House: What Style is it?
Building Stles - Ontario Architecture Website
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture - Ontario Heritage Act
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture – Ontario Heritage Toolkit
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture - Ontario Cemeteries: Guidelines for designating a cemetery
Ontario Heritage Trust - Ontario’s Places of Worship
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture - Standards for Community Museums
Ontario Community Museums - List
Cultural Heritage Publications
Heritage Matters: On-line magazine
Built Heritage News: e-newsletter
Cultural Mapping and Planning Guides
Creative City Network of Canada - Cultural Mapping Toolkit
Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture Cultural Planning -Cultural Planning Process
Ontario Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated - Cultural Resource Mapping: A Guide for Municipalities
Ontario Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated - Municipal Cultural Planning:A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities.
Cultural Mapping and Planning Initiatives
City of Peterborough Cultural Planning initiative.
Hastings County Cultural Plan
Municipality of Trent Hills Cultural Plan
Township of Cavan Monaghan Cultural Mapping initiative
Ontario Heritage Conference, Cobourg - E-Map handout by Riley Ashton: E-Map PDF
Ontario Heritage Foundation - Genealogy basics
Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society - Genealogy
Durham County History and Genealogy - webpage
Ontario Genealogical Society - webpage
Ontario Genealogical Society – Regional Branches
Trent Valley Archives - webpage
Victoria County Genealogy and History - webpage
Heritage Home Restoration and Conservation
Government of Alberta: Conservation Advice and Assistance - Heritage Notes
Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Practical Information on Paint, Masonary, Wood Windows, Wood Siding, True Colours
County of Peterborough tourism webiste: Trip Click. Trip-Click is a GPS Tourism Website designed to provide a dynamic gateway to the historic, geographic, and cultural points of interest in the area.
City of Kawartha Lakes tourism website: Explore Kawarthas
Parks Canada Explorer Quotient: Find out what kind of traveller you are!!
Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Insurance for Heritage Homes (British Columbia)
Insurance Bureau of Canada - Insuring your heritage home brochure (pdf)