About Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy
EBC is the largest Ontario-focused and most efficient land conservation organization. EBC protects 14,956 acres of land (60.5 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 in conversation during our 2017 Monarch Butterfly Festival