Welcome to Our Conservancy!

The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is Ontario's largest and Canada's second largest land conservation agency, dedicated to preserving natural systems that house 58 of Ontario's native species at risk or of concern. Through a combination of Conservation Agreements and Nature Reserves, EBC provides habitat protection for aquatic and land animals and plants, hiking and adventure trails (such as Manitoulin's Cup and Saucer), ecosystem services including flood prevention for surrounding regions and carbon sequestration to support the global effort to curb climate change.

EBC Successes

Protecting 14,030 acres (57.8 sq km) of land worth over $21 million.

Hosting 58 species of conservation concern including many endangered and threatened.

Annually delivering over $26 million worth of ecosystem services including flood reduction, better air and water and support for biodiversity.

Contributing to achieving Canada’s goal of protecting 17% of our land.

Protecting a donated acre of land for as little as $50. That acre can produce over $1,800 of ecosystem services every year.

Fighting climate change by sequestering carbon in mature trees and wetlands, 50,000+ tCO2e of carbon reductions between 2002 and 2016.

Establishing a new reserve every month!

Conserve Nature

In addition to the natural benefits of conservation, nature reserves have very real economic benefits.

This includes tourism, flood control and habitat preservation.

We add a new reserve per month.

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Protect Your Land

Protect your land from gravel pits, subdivisions, bad forestry and save Income Tax!!

Learn the difference between Conservation Agreements or Deeding Your Land.

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Make an Impact

Our preserves defend threatened species and spaces and directly curb climate change.

Donate time or money so that we can enlarge our presence and reduce your climate footprint.

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Our Reserves

The EBC manages over 170 nature reserves, over 14,000 acres of protected wilderness, 39 km. of trails and habitats for 57 species of conservation concern.

Virtually all of our owned reserves are available for you to visit.

Where Are They?

Save Willisville Mountain

Rankin River Campaign

EBC has been offered this 97-acre property right on the Rankin River just west of Wiarton on the north side of County Road 13 at the bridge. One of our friends has kept this property safe from development for 20 years.

It has provincially significant wetland, an osprey nest and is right across the road from the board of education Outdoor Education Centre so we know it will be a great help to students, often experiencing nature close up for the first time.

The Rankin River system runs beside this property for a kilometre as it meanders down from the Buce Peninsula though Sky and Isaac Lakes before it joins the Sauble River and drops over Sauble Falls near Lake Huron north of Sauble Beach. All we need is $8,000 to cover appraisal, legal and survey costs and this $250,000 property will be protected for future generations


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Rankin River