In Punjab there are two Community Reserves- the first ever-notified in India. The total area under these Reserves is 1606.80 ha and belongs to community/panchayat area. The important features of these Reserves are briefly described as below:-
1. LALWAN COMMUNITY RESERVE
This Community Reserve is situated in Tehsil Garshakar in Hoshiarpur District and is spread over 1266.80 ha (3167 acres, 6 kanals) Lalwan Panchayat area closed under Section 4 & 5 of Punjab Land Preservation Act 1900. This area was declared as Community Reserve vide Punjab Government Notification No. 46/78/2007/Ft.V/6084 dated 22/06/2007.
2. KESHOPUR CHHAMB COMMUNITY RESERVE
This Community Reserve is situated close to the District town of Gurdaspur
and is spread over Panchayat Chhamb area consisting of 340.00 ha (i.e. 850 acres of which 400 acres belong to Miani, 136 acres to village Keshopur, 51 acres of village Matwa, 152 acres of village Dalla and 111 acres of village Magarmudian). This area was declared as Community Reserve vide Punjab Government Notification No. 34/13/2007/Ft.V/6133 dated 25/06/2007. The area is swampy and belongs to Keshopur wetland that is on the verge of extinction. Migratory birds from Central Asia and Siberia visit this area in winter months.