EBC has nature preserves in Manitoulin Island, Bruce County and the Huron Shore, Grey County and Owen Sound and an area from Caledon to Creemore.
EBC is an Ontario-focused charitable land trust.
Since our founding in 1997, EBC has conserved 225 natural sites of ecological significance. Most of this land is on the Bruce Peninsula and on Manitoulin Island, with notable sites near Sudbury and beyond.
EBC land is host to dozens of threatened or endangered species. Our forests sequester carbon from the atmosphere and support Canada’s biodiversity targets.
EBC maintains hiking trails. Our best-known trail is the “Cup and Saucer” on Manitoulin Island. It is known in Ojibwe as Michigiwadinong, meaning “Bluff in the shape of spearhead”. Another notable preserve is Heaven’s Gate, roughly translated from its proper Anishinaabe name, Kitchitwaa Shkwaandem.
Please help protect wilderness by becoming a member, donating, or just learning more on our website.
EBC gratefully acknowledges that the lands we protect are in the traditional territories of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the Whitefish River First Nation, the Nations of Mnidoo Mnising, and other First Nations in Canada, who are the traditional keepers of this land. EBC is committed to holding this land in a good way, that integrates the rights of Indigenous people and advances the goals and objects identified by the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission.