Forest Tracts

Wellington County owns twelve forest tracts on fourteen property parcels that together encompass over 1,200 acres. The County acquired our first tract in 1943 and additional tracts were obtained through land purchases or donation between 1944 and 1973. These properties were typically marginal agricultural lands but had significant environmental potential. After the County took posession, large scale tree planting projects were implemented in the old farm fields and the lands are now managed for environmental protection, wood products, passive recreation, and wildlife habitat.

The County has had a Forest Management Plan completed for the forest tracts and brief descriptions of each is provided below.

NOTICE

Hunting is not permitted on Badenoch, Cumnock, Little, Peacock and Everton Tracts. You can download a map of Wellington County Forests on our maps page