The Happy Valley Forest is one of the largest remaining intact upland deciduous forests on Canada’s Oak Ridges Moraine. Located in King Township, just northwest of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this 1,560 acre (631 hectare) area supports more than 110 breeding bird species, and is an outstanding example of the mature sugar maple and beech upland forests characteristic of the moraine. Development and human impact are one of the biggest threats to the Happy Valley Forest. NCC continues to acquire, conserve and protect quality habitat.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)