Ontario’s provincial parks are established by regulation under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Parks protect significant natural, cultural and recreational environments, while providing opportunities for visitors to participate in recreational activities.
Stoco Fen Provincial Park is a 203 ha nature reserve class park that was established in 1985. The park protects most of the open fen component of the provincially significant Stoco Fen wetland and Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to regulate three parcels of land (totalling approximately 150 ha) that were donated by Quinte Conservation for addition to the park, as well as two small areas of unopened road allowance. Adding these lands to the park will further protect sensitive wetland habitat and headwater areas.
Amending the boundary of Stoco Fen Provincial Park requires amending Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006.