The South March Highlands Conservation Forest consists of 457 hectares of land within the larger South March Highlands forest and natural environment area. It is located immediately adjacent to and within the urban and developing area in Kanata. The forest is one of the most ecologically significant and diverse areas in the City of Ottawa. It also provides opportunities for recreational use, such as hiking and mountain biking.
Over the next few years, it will come under increasing pressure as adjacent development continues and more people discover this unique natural area. To address this challenge, the City is preparing a management plan. This plan will help the City, in partnership with the community, provide opportunities for people to benefit from this unique area while protecting the natural features and functions that make it special.