Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is a charitable non-profit organization. Its volunteer board members come from Grimsby to Gore Bay. Our mission is to create nature reserves allowing for sustainable, low impact recreation. We work closely with landowners, government and community groups and other environmental groups to attain our goals.We are proud to report that, with the assistance of landowners and donors, we have protected 162 Nature Reserves with over 13,000 acres of land, including:

Most of the above land is now owned by Escarpment Conservancy, but a few properties are owned by private landowners who have placed conservation agreements on title preventing aggregate extraction, loss of farmland, severances etc. We work from Caledon to Manitoulin and throughout Grey and Bruce counties. Our work, along with the work of other land trusts, is making a large contribution towards Ontario’s Biodiversity Initiative to protect 17% of our land by 2020 and consistent with the International Biodiversity Initiative now signed by 168 countries. Our focus areas include:

Check out our reserves to find out if we work in your area!