This geocache is one of twenty Community Lands GeoPassport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.
This is a simple geocache along the Warwick Forest trails. You can park at the Warwick Forest Parking lot and walk the entire south loop, or take a shortcut for this cache by walking along the road allowance from MacMillan Road. Both parking waypoints are provided.
No discussion on the benefits of forest cover would be complete, without reference to Canada’s economic engine for communities coast to coast; the forestry industry. This sector supplies many economic and social benefits to citizens nation-wide, through the creation of jobs – for foresters, scientists, engineers and skilled tradespeople, and through forest products like timber, paper, and food. This industry is the sustainable, main economic driver for communities in Northern Ontario. And, though not done sustainably, was the only driver in Eastern Ontario, not-too-long-ago.
SNC’s Forests are managed by standards designed to improve forest health, increase forest productivity, protect species diversity and wildlife habitat, and maintain social and cultural benefits. Tree harvesting is a common practice undertaken on community lands across the watershed. Forestry Technicians work to carefully select and remove lesser quality trees while retaining those of good quality, to improve overall forest growth and health, and ensure that forests remain sustainable for future generations.
Fun Fact: Warwick Forest is a collection of several parcels of land owned by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, SNC and the Province of Ontario, and features a 6-km interpretive trail.