About Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

EBC is the largest Ontario-focused and most efficient land conservation organization. EBC protects 17,485 acres of land (70 square km).

  • that makes us one of Ontario’s largest land trusts
  • with 186 nature reserves... adding almost one a month
  • working to meet Canada’s, Ontario’s, and Global goal of protecting 17% of our land
  • we're only at 4.41% in S. Ontario, 10% in the province of Ontario and 9% across Canada

EBC protects 62 species of conservation concern or species at risk

  • 243 occurrences
  • present on 81 sites
  • 10 endangered, 12 threatened, 19 of special concern and 18 rare.

EBC protects $27,600,000 of ecosystem services* annually

EBC protects 18.5 km of Lake Huron shoreline from development

EBC protects 13.5 km of Niagara Escarpment slope


Robert Barnett Conversation

Robert Barnett in conversation during our 2017 Monarch Butterfly Festival