The 31-acre Cottage Farm property has been protected through an easement agreement to help support and protect the Greenbelt Plan Boundary. This property is located within Brant County southwest of the City of Hamilton. It is adjacent to a number of forests, watercourses and other natural areas. This is the OFT’s first land protection project in Brant County.
The land of this property has important conservation and agricultural values to make note of. It contains mature, mixed-age forest, wetland vegetation, open farm fields, and a pond. These features support habits for both territorial and aquatic wildlife. Species at risk whose habitat is supported by this site include Wood Thrush, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Snapping Turtle. This site also has important agricultural value. It contains Class 2 and 3 agricultural soils, soils that are at risk in Brant County.
This site also incorporates a cottage and numerous walking trails throughout its forested and natural areas.