Environmental Protection

One of the key objectives in the planning and design of the Pinery Bluffs Subdivision was environmental protection.  In recognition of the ecological significance and sensitivity of the Oak Woodland / Savannah and sand dune habitats, a Vegetation Protection Zone has been identified.  It includes most of the large sand dune, and a band around the perimeter of the subdivision.

This is also a guarantee on your personal enjoyment and protection of this area that has attracted you.

The intent of the Vegetation Protection Zone is to maintain the existing Oak Woodland and Savannah habitat in its natural state, with no buildings, gardens or other alterations.  The Vegetation Protection Zone is shown on your property Title and activities within the zone are regulated by a Conservation Easement, administered by the Municipality of Lambton Shores.  For removal of potential hazard trees within the Vegetation Protection Zone on your lot, please contact the Municipality of Lambton Shores.


The Oak Woodland and Savannah vegetation communities also provide habitat for a diverse group of wildlife. A large list of birds, mammals, butterflies and more have been recorded in the nearby Pinery Provincial Park. The area is particularly notable for its diversity of nesting birds and butterflies, but also provides habitat for many bird species during annual migrations such as the annual March stop over of Tundra Swans as they heard north for the summer.

Pinery Bluffs enhances the natural life style you have always wanted!

Enjoy hikes through the many trails or along the beach shoreline. Bike along the Pinery’s 10-km, fully-asphalted road loop that will take you along the Old Ausable Channel and the day-use areas where you will often spot deer at dusk or early mornings. Rent a canoe or paddle boat and enjoy the river  – watching for turtles, herons, frogs and other wildlife.

During the winter, you can rent skiis and go cross-country skiing.

An active, healthy life style is literally just steps from your new home!

For more details on your surroundings and activities in the Park, see The Friends of Pinery Park.

Living in harmony with nature

Pinery Bluffs is a lifestyle community.

Nestled against Pinery Provincial Park’s borders, the community respectively integrates with the unique Oak Woodlands and Oak Savannah habitat that characterizes this area. The community enjoys privacy and seclusion provided by majestic sand dunes.

Build your dream home on our generous half to three-quarter acre wooded lots, boasting lot depths of approximately 300-feet. Lots are services with hydro, municipal water, natural gas, communication cables and paved road.

Oak Woodland and Oak Savannah

The predominant habitat type in the area is Oak Woodland. This habitat is characterized by a fairly open canopy of several species of Oak trees (Red, White, Black, Bur and Chinquapin Oak). In addition, Oak Savannah is present on the large sand dune that extends across the subdivision. This habitat is even more open than Oak Woodland, with scattered Oak trees and sunlight tolerant shrubs and ground covers.

Both Oak Woodland and Oak Savannah habitats are considered rare in Ontario.  In addition, there are a number of rare plant species present on the site and in the general area, including Dwarf Hackberry, a shrub species considered Threatened in Ontario. Other rare species include Blazing Stars and several species that are associated with prairie / savannah habitats (e.g. Big Bluestem, Indian Grass, Butterfly Milkweed, Fragrant Sumac and Black Oak). These plants prefer the dry, sandy conditions found in the area.

Other Contacts:
The Municipality of Lambton Shores. Town of Forest, Sub Office 19 Ann Street, P.O. Box 610 Forest, ONT.  N0N 1J0 Phone: 519.786.2335 Toll Free: 1-877-786-2335 Email: administration@lambtonshores.ca

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.  Website – http://www.abca.on.ca/index.php. Additional information on environmental features in the area, including wetlands, watercourses and the Lake Huron Coastline.Type your paragraph here.