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Caring for our Land

Birding volunteers
Birding volunteers

Acquiring the land is a good start, but protection doesn’t end there. The Couchiching Conservancy is devoted to making sure the properties we accept are well managed and their natural values are maintained. From wetlands to alvars to woodlands to grasslands, our promise is to care for the land under our protection for future generations.

We ensure good property stewardship by:

  • Developing property management plans. Based on detailed inventories of species and habitats, these plans document the condition of the land and identify priority actions needed to protect key species and habitats over the long term.
  • Engaging communities and volunteers to help us take care of the land.
  • Monitoring properties on a regular basis to certify that key natural features remain protected.
  • Responding to unforeseen threats or issues as they may arise