Cold Creek Conservation Area

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Cold Creek Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Cold Creek Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Cold Creek Conservation Area
Location within Ontario
Location King Township, Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Bolton
Coordinates 43°54′50″N 79°41′58″W / 43.9138°N 79.6995°W / 43.9138; -79.6995Coordinates: 43°54′50″N 79°41′58″W / 43.9138°N 79.6995°W / 43.9138; -79.6995[1]
Area 190 hectares (470 acres)
Established 1962
http://www.coldcreek.org/

Cold Creek Conservation Area, usually Cold Creek, is an ecologically diverse protected Area of Natural and Scientific Interest in south-central Ontario, Canada. The 190-hectare (470-acre) conservation area was opened on 20 June 1962 by Wilf Spooner and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.[2][3] It is located on the western end of King Township, overlapping the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources classifies the area as a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (Life Science) for its "provincially or regionally significant representative ecological features".[4][5] The area was also a site classified for the International Biological Program.[6] The Life Science area, known as Cold Creek Swamp,[7] is composed of a swamp[8] and forest.

Cold Creek has hiking trails that cover the Oak Ridges Moraine and a boreal peat bog, among others. At least 110 species of birds have been observed at Cold Creek.[9] Nest boxes are distributed throughout the conservation area to house birds and bats.

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  1. ^ "Cold Creek Conservation Area Map". Cold Creek Stewardship. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  2. ^ "About TRCA". Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Arthur Herbert (1974). The History of the Conservation Movement in Ontario to 1970. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802033296. 
  4. ^ "Natural Areas Report: COLD CREEK CONSERVATION AREA (ANSI)". Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2007-07-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Ontario Natural Area Types". Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Natural Areas Report: COLD CREEK CONSERVATION AREA (IBP)". Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2007-07-26. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Natural Areas Report: COLD CREEK SWAMP (Life Science)". Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2007-08-01. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Natural Areas Report: COLD CREEK SWAMP (Wetland)". Government of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2007-08-01. [dead link]
  9. ^ Milsom, David and Barry Wallace. "Birds at Cold Creek". Cold Creek Conservation Area. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 

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