We are excited to announce that we have completed the protection of two new farm properties in 2022! We could not have protected them without your support, so thank you.

The Bazett-Jones Farm consists of two properties that together total over 210 acres of farmland and natural habitat in Prince Edward County. The properties are adjacent to each other, and contribute to a growing cluster of permanently protected farms in Prince Edward County. In addition to the rich agricultural land, these farms also offer abundant habitat for wildlife, with woodlots, wetlands and even open grasslands. Several species-at-risk such as Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Monarch butterflies and Butternut trees can be found making use of the habitat on these farms.

The protection of these farms also brings OFT to over 2500 acres of permanently protected farmland! This is a huge accomplishment, and we are proud to share it with you.

David and Louise protected their farms because they want to ensure that future generations have access to farmland. Currently, they practice regenerative agriculture, and they are working on projects to help bolster year-round food security in Prince Edward County. It is always inspiring to hear from David and Louise about their ambitious projects and vision for the future. We would like to extend a big thank you to them for their dedication to farmland protection. 

As well, these projects could not have been completed without our generous supporters. Thank you for making farmland protection possible!

The protection of the Bazett-Jones Farms was made possible through the generous contributions provided by the Consecon Foundation, the Echo Foundation, Peavey Industries, the RBC Foundation, the Stoneleigh Foundation, the Takla Foundation, the Uplands Foundation, the Woodcock Foundation, and the Government of Canada through the Natural Heritage Conservation Program (NHCP), part of Canada’s Nature Fund.  The NHCP is managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada with support from Wildlife Habitat Canada.