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.
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!