Welcome to Our Conservancy!

The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is the largest Ontario-focused land conservation agency, dedicated to preserving natural systems that house 59 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 14,375 acres (58 sq km) of land worth over $22 million.

Hosting 59 species of conservation concern including many endangered and threatened.

Annually delivering over $26 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.

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, 50,000+ tCO2e of carbon reductions between 2002 and 2016.

Establishing a new reserve every month!

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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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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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 180 nature reserves, over 14,000 acres of protected wilderness, 39 km of trails and habitats for 59 species of conservation concern.

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

Where Are They?

Save Willisville Mountain

Protect The Endangered Spotted Turtle

This property on the shore of Lake Huron near Port Elgin, Ontario, with approximately 440 feet of lakefront and at 2.85 acres, is home to the endangered Spotted Turtle and the Eastern Wood-Pewee, a species of special concern given the persistent decline in its Canadian population over the past 40 years.
 
The landowner has agreed to donate half of its $240,000 value to protect it from cottage development. EBC is working hard to come up with the balance - we need your help!

 

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Bieman Reserve