Environmental Stewardship Committee

The objective of the Environmental Stewardship (ES) initiative is to make recommendations to meet the second principle of the Property Owners’ Policy which states:

“Principle 2: Preserve the Environment. Southcott Pines property owners acknowledge that they are individually and collectively responsible for maintaining the natural environment of Southcott Pines, a unique neighbourhood located within a Carolinian forest on sand dunes between Lake Huron and the Old Ausable Channel.”

The Environmental Stewardship Committee will also abide by the spirit of “Principle 1: Good Neighbour Policy.  When “interacting with others in Southcott Pines, they do so with good humour and understanding.”

The ES Committee functions as a sub-committee of the Property Owners Advisory Committee.

To read about current and past projects and news related to this committee, click here


Environmental Stewardship Committee

Duncan Croft (Chair)

Members: Jim Jean, Soren Petersen, Owen Taylor, Ryan Thompson

Should you have a specific project you would like the Committee to consider or are interested in volunteering in an upcoming project please email Duncan Croft at [email protected]

Did you know…Southcott Pines and surrounding areas are one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on the planet. The Oak Savanna is a globally rare ecosystem that is a transition between prairie grasslands and oak forests. More than 99 per cent of the Oak Savanna in the world has been altered or destroyed. Through management, the Pinery Provincial Park has restored its Oak Savanna and protects nearly 50 per cent of the remaining fragments of this type of ecosystem. We work very closely with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources and Dept. of Fisheries to follow their direction for maintaining this rare ecological zone we share with our forest friends. Want to read more Click Here

Living With Nature – A Landowner’s Guide to Native Vegetation for the Grand Bend To Port Franks Corridor http://www.abca.on.ca/downloads/Living_with_Nature_Guide_Low_Res_2009.pdf


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