Monthly Archives: September 2016

The ins and outs of Conservation Easements

2016 Deadman hardwood swamp_landscape

The Couchiching Conservancy land trust is involved with land protection in three ways: We own the land, we partner with other organizations (for example, Ontario Parks, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Heritage Trust) to acquire and manage the land, or we work with private landowners to protect their land using a conservation easement.


Get outside…It’s time for a walk!

Coulson Swamp

We’d like to share with you three places to go in your own search for wildlife and other species. All of these suggested properties have walking trails established and the public is welcome to enjoy through passive nature appreciation.


Office Re-opening Celebration a Success

Re-opening Celebration

A re-cap of our office re-opening celebration.


Birding: A Run-in with Double-crested Cormorants

A. Stinnissen Double Crested Cormorants

Double-crested Cormorants are anything but a pretty bird. They are prehistoric in looks and age, one of oldest bird species at about two million years. Painted images of them have been found in ancient North American caves and Egyptian tombs. There are about thirty Cormorant species throughout the world, the Double-crested are the only species in North America.


Washago a powerful part of the Conservancy community

Bruce, Don & Kristi in the gutted breezeway

The Couchiching Conservancy draws its strength from community more than any other single power source. It is the rechargeable battery that keeps us going, and nowhere is that energy source stronger than the Washago area.