Dean Farm, Wellington County

The Dean Farm is a 90.2 acre property within the Township of Guelph-Eramosa, Wellington County. An easement agreement has been placed on the property by the Ontario Farmland Trust. The property is used to farm a variety of crops such as vegetables and hay, as well as to raise cattle. The purpose of this easement is to protect the farm’s many important ecological and agricultural features. The farm is located close to the City of Guelph, a rapidly expanding municipality.

This site has a number of important ecological features to take note of. This site includes agricultural lands, forests, and a part of the Speed Lutteral Swan Creek Provincially Significant Wetland Complex. This farm provides habitat to a number of species at risk. For example, Bobolink, Barn Swallow, Snapping Turtle, Eastern Meadowlark, and Monarch Butterflies call this site home.