Land Donations

Protecting ecosystem services and the natural environment for generations to come

We depend on a healthy natural environment to provide a wide range of ecosystem services, such as improving water quality, recharging groundwater aquifers that supply water to wells and creeks, reducing the risk of flooding and erosion, and maintaining biodiversity.

Kawartha Conservation owns and protects 728 hectares (1,800 acres) locally that provide these ecosystem services. Private landowners have donated much of this land. In addition, we protect 444 hectares (1,095) acres) on behalf of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Ontario Heritage Trust.

Donating land is an excellent way to ensure a healthy environment for generations to come. We regularly receive offers of land donations; however, are unable to accept all offers. Our land securement policy provides us with direction as to priorities for securement. Specifically, we will consider donations with three or more of the following features:

Land securement incentives

For more information or if you are considering a land donation, please contact:

Dave Pridham
Manager, Environmental and Technical Services
705.328.2271 ext. 221