Vinemount and Winona Conservation Lands
The Vinemount and Winona Conservation lands were acquired in the 1970s, from HCA’s strategic land acquisition decision to secure sensitive escarpment lands threatened by urban sprawl. Vinemount Conservation Area is located at the eastern boundary of HCA’s watershed with Winona Conservation Area 3km to the west. Both properties run along the face of the Niagara Escarpment, with a few areas of tableland above and below. They are connected by the Bruce Trail, which also links them to Devil’s Punchbowl property below the escarpment.
One new Management Plan is proposed to update and replace the 1979 Master Development Plans prepared by HCA staff for both areas. The Vinemount and Winona Lands are located in very close proximity to each other and are similar in their environmental features, functions, and management needs. A new Management Plan will consolidate all available information on file, add new information on current site conditions, and help guide HCA’s land management decisions for these escarpment lands.