Saltfleet Master Plan & Management Plans

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Your input will help us draft new Master and Management Plans for our conservation areas. We welcome your comments and feedback!

Master Plans and Management Plans provide a long-term vision for HCA owned and operated properties. These plans help HCA to effectively direct staffing and resources to manage, restore, and improve areas in an appropriate way. They provide a detailed property evaluation for property and natural resource management, as well as development decisions.

In 2019, HCA adopted a Ten Year Master Plan Update Strategy. The strategy set out overall goals, objectives and a schedule for the updating of HCA’s Master Plans and Management Plans.

For 2022 the areas to be studied include:

  • Saltfleet Conservation Area
  • Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area
  • Vinemount and Winona Conservation Lands
  • Dofasco 2000 Trail

See the Project Areas below for more information.


We Want to Hear from You. Take our Surveys!

Your input will help us draft new Master and Management Plans for our conservation areas. We welcome your comments and feedback!

Master Plans and Management Plans provide a long-term vision for HCA owned and operated properties. These plans help HCA to effectively direct staffing and resources to manage, restore, and improve areas in an appropriate way. They provide a detailed property evaluation for property and natural resource management, as well as development decisions.

In 2019, HCA adopted a Ten Year Master Plan Update Strategy. The strategy set out overall goals, objectives and a schedule for the updating of HCA’s Master Plans and Management Plans.

For 2022 the areas to be studied include:

  • Saltfleet Conservation Area
  • Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area
  • Vinemount and Winona Conservation Lands
  • Dofasco 2000 Trail

See the Project Areas below for more information.


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    Would it be possible to have better linkages between other trails in the city (Escarpment rail trail, Mount Albion Road) and Devils Punch Bowl & the Dofasco 2000 trail? Getting to this area by bike from the lower city requires traversing busy accesses such as New Mountain Road & Fifty Road or going through the Linc/Red Hill interchange area.

    cna asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for asking about bicycle access to the Devil’s Punchbowl and the Dofasco Trail.  How visitors arrive at our conservation areas is being reviewed during the master plan process. Public accessibility is important to HCA, we are also reviewing in our plans connections to City of Hamilton trails and public transit and will be circulating our draft plans to City staff for review and comment. Below are some additional resources relating to connectivity between HCA and City of Hamilton lands.

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    Will there be better pedestrian use along ridge rd such as sidewalks to access the Bruce trail? Right now families have to walk on a very narrow shoulder of the road to get from the devils punch bowl look off to the old mountain access and can be dangerous both from a pedestrian and a motorist view point as it gets very crowded/busy especially on weekends and summer months. Ideally having pedestrian access along ridge rd would be an additional bonus for family but especially in this area.

    Tammy macdonald asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your interest in our conservation areas. 

    We will be reviewing all trail connections, including the Bruce Trail side trail along Ridge Road, in the Devil’s Punchbowl Management Plan. This section of the Bruce Trail along Ridge Road called the Devil’s Punchbowl Side Trail is outside of HCA property. The HCA is in discussion with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and the City of Hamilton to review this item through the Management Plan process.  


Page last updated: 12 Sep 2022, 09:59 AM