East Duffins Headwaters

Location: Uxbridge Ontario
Region: Central
Character: Environmentally Significant Area
Length/Size: 1548 hectares

East Duffins Headwaters
By Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Welcome to East Duffins Headwaters. This forest is a growing natural feature and with your help will be enjoyed and appreciated by future generations. Please review and respect all Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) sign information and help us protect this significant natural resource.

TRCA owns this 1548 hectare environmentally significant forest located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Duffins Creek Watershed. This mixed deciduous and coniferous forest, provides many important environmental functions including:

providing habitat and food supply for a variety of birds and wildlife;
improving air quality by producing oxygen;
cleaning the water entering Duffins Creek and replenishing ground water storage;
limiting potential floods; and
protecting fragile slopes and stream banks from eroding.
The Ontario Heritage Foundation owns approximately 72 hectares of land, situated between Walker Woods and Glen Major Forest, which TRCA manages. This property provides a strategic natural heritage corridor which links the two TRCA properties.