All posts in Nature Reserve Update

Pfleugl Nature Reserve

The Pfleugl Nature Reserve is on the west side of the Bruce Peninsula near the shores of Lake Huron. It is within the Sucker Creek Life Science ANSI and next to EBC’s Infanti Nature Reserve. Our Peabody Nature Reserve is just a kilometer south. EBC now holds approximately 190 acres of conservation land in the […]

Silver Nature Reserve

The Silver Nature Reserve is in Grey Highlands and close to the Niagara Escarpment. It shares its eastern border with the Niagara Escarpment Plan boundary. The land contains many features including afforested fields, a maple-beech climax forest and the Wodehouse Marsh Wetland. The location combined with these significant natural features makes a beautiful nature reserve. […]


EBC successfully protected 1,476 acres of land in 2016. Without a doubt, one of the largest contributors to this wonderful achievement is Richard Ottewell. Richard owned 600 acres of vacant land on the Bruce Peninsula and on Great Lakes coastal wetland. 500 acres are in Bruce County and the last 100 acres is at the […]


Caledon Contemporaries is an organization dedicated to practicing and promoting environmental stewardship, social responsibility and spiritual exploration. The group purchased Kimbercote Farm, a beautiful piece of land in the Beaver Valley, in 1975 to create a hub for communities to gather and grow. Caledon Contemporaries donated a conservation agreement to EBC back in 2001 in […]

The cobblestone beach on the shoreline of the Watts Nature Reserve.

The shores of Lake Huron and the coastal wetland habitat associated with it is one of EBC’s focus areas. We have worked to conserve Great Lakes coastal habitat from Manitoulin Island south into Huron County. The first property we worked on at the southern extent of this range was in 2012. Dr. Watts contacted us […]

Miller Nature Reserve

Margaret Miller contacted us after hearing Bob Barnett and Gunter Springer on Bill Murdoch’s radio show. She realized that donating her land as a nature reserve would provide community benefits and support healthy land cover forever. As of November 2016, EBC is the proud new owner of this wonderful piece of nature! The property shares its southern boundary […]


We are pleased to announce that Helen Brink has donated a 100-acre Conservation Agreement in Grey County to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC). It is located northeast of Mount Forest on the south side of Southgate Road 10 between Southgate Sideroad 41 and Southgate Sideroad 47. Her property includes farm fields, forest and Fairbanks Creek. The […]

Orchid and Wetland copy

Ruth Thomson has donated a 42-acre Conservation Easement to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. Her property is east of Highway 6 between Mount Forest and Durham. The property has farm fields, forested wetlands and a tributary of the Upper Main Saugeen River Watershed. The White Cedar swamp is part of an area designated as Significant Woodlands by […]

Barney Lake

EBC’s fundraising campaign for the end of 2015 called for support to help us protect 1200 feet of pristine Lake Huron shoreline on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. The Northern Bruce Peninsula is known for its significant habitats. These include alvars, Great Lakes coast and unique geological features that contribute to biodiversity. Due to these features, […]


This is one of four properties in Grey County donated as conservation agreements to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy by Gord and Linda Edwards. Over the last year, two of these properties have been upgraded to full fee simple acquisitions! Each property was initially donated through Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program and as such are designated […]