Welcome to Our Conservancy!

The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is the largest Ontario-focused land conservation agency, dedicated to preserving natural systems that house 63 of Ontario's native species at risk or of concern. Through a combination of Conservation Agreements and Nature Reserves, EBC provides habitat protection for aquatic and land animals and plants, hiking and adventure trails (such as Manitoulin's Cup and Saucer), ecosystem services including flood prevention for surrounding regions and carbon sequestration to support the global effort to curb climate change.

EBC Successes

Protecting 17,485 acres (70 sq km) of land.

Hosting 63 species of conservation concern including many endangered and threatened.

Annually delivering over $28 million worth of ecosystem services including flood reduction, better air and water, and support for biodiversity.

Contributing to achieving Canada’s goal of protecting 17% of our land*.
By the end of 2019, Canada had 12.1% of its terrestrial area conserved*.

Protecting a donated acre of land for as little as $50. That acre can produce over $1,800 of ecosystem services every year.

Fighting climate change by sequestering carbon in mature trees and wetlands, 658,000 tCO2 of carbon reductions from 2002 to date.

Establishing a new reserve every month!

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We are glad to announce our most recent Nature Reserve in La Cloche Mountains: Heaven's Gate!

Thanks to all our supporters, staff, Board members, and volunteers for all your hard work over the last months.

If you want to know more about this beautiful land and why it is so important ecologically and culturally click here!

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Save Heaven's Gate

The Group of Seven loved it, you will too!

Heaven's Gate is almost 2,000 acres of rugged wilderness, situated between Killarney and La Cloche Provincial Parks in Ontario, Canada. This little piece of heaven is home to 12+ species at risk and is famously recognized for being an inspiration of the Group of Seven's artwork. EBC's team of dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters are working around the clock to permanently save this magnificent landscape. We cannot do this without your support. Join us in this fight and save Heaven's Gate from the imminent threat of human development.

Go to our campaign website to learn more!

Special thanks for the amazing editing and footage to: 
Chris Elliot, Insight Media Works (Sudbury)
Brent Wohlberg, Artifact Media (Sudbury)
Holden Ciufo (Toronto)
Jon Butler (Willisville)

Protect Your Land

Protect your land from gravel pits, subdivisions, bad forestry and save Income Tax!!

Learn the difference between Conservation Agreements or Deeding Your Land.

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Conserve Nature

In addition to the natural benefits of conservation, nature reserves have very real economic benefits.

This includes tourism, flood control and habitat preservation.

We add a new reserve per month.

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Make an Impact

Our preserves defend threatened species and spaces and directly curb climate change.

Donate time or money so that we can enlarge our presence and reduce your climate footprint.

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Our Reserves

The EBC manages 190 nature reserves, 17,000 acres of protected wilderness, 70.9 km of trails, and habitats for 63 species of conservation concern.

Virtually all of our owned reserves are available for you to visit.

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