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Highview Farm

Highview Farm is a 90 hectare beef farm located in the headwaters of Twenty Mile Creek.  Many progressive management practices have been implemented, and thousands of people have seen the results. Highview Farm provides free educational opportunities for school groups to learn about: Watersheds and Water Quality; Soil Management; Woodlots and Wildlife; and the Business of Farming.  The farm is privately owned by Fred and Sharon High, who are more than willing to meet with any interested organizations.

All groups should book appointments with Fred High prior to visiting. A self guided tour pamphlet is also available for individuals visiting the site.
 

 

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION


Highview Farms is attempting to meet the significant environental challenges of being located at the headwaters of a creek. Since 1995, the Lincoln Waterways Working Group (LWWG) and proprietor Fred High have worked to demonstrate best management practices for soil and water management, and improve water quality within the Twenty Mile Creek watershed. The project emphasizes the importance of small headwater tributaries to the health of the ecosystem as a whole.

Highview farm provides visitors an opportunity to see: stabilized drainage channels used to reduce erosion and protect access lanes; riparian plantings used to protect water quality by filtering soil particles from surface run-off; use of a cattail wetland to help filter pollutants from runoff water; grassed waterways to convey surface flow across cropland; rock chutes to control erosion in the channel and banks; a water and sediment control basin (WASCoB) to control gully erosion and reduce peak runoff flow volumes downstream; no-till planting to control erosion, conserve moisture and reduce crop production costs; woodlot management for wildlife habitat, timber production and water quality benefits; and the use water quality monitoring instruments and techniques.

Hours of Operation

Please call to make an appointment to visit High View Farm.

Directions

QEW exit 57 Vineland (Victoria Avenue) South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from lake 8 km Victoria Avenue becomes Regional Road 24 at the lights, proceed up theĀ Escarpment After passing the Balls Falls Conservation Area, you will cross a bridge over Twenty Mile Creek Right (west) in to the laneway immediately south of the bridge

Address

Highview Farm
3315 Regional Road 24, R.R. #1
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0 Municipality Town of Lincoln

Telephone

(905) 562-4377

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.12292295270
Longitude -79.39148381850
UTM easting 630847.00
UTM northing 4775721.00

Administration

Fred and Sharon High
High View Farms
3315 Regional Road 24
R.R. #1
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0
Tel (905) 562-4377
Fax (905) 562-7161

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