Campbell-Mason III Conservation Easement
The Campbell Mason III Conservation Easement agreement provides links to the two nature reserve properties that occupy Chief’s Island on Lake Joseph. This property is a classic example of the original forested islands in the Muskoka lakes. Forest types range from mixed deciduous/coniferous near the shoreline in the northern portion of the property to deciduous dominated inland from the shoreline and coniferous dominated on the central uplands of the island. The 1730 ft of shoreline consists primarily of granite bedrock and river rock of varying sizes from cobble to boulder. The island is large enough to be important as part of the watershed catchment and holding area. Water from rainfall and snowmelt is held and allowed to enter the lake gradually.