Couchiching Conservancy

The Couchiching Conservancy is a land trust organization registered in 1993 as a non-profit, non-government body dedicated to holding natural lands in trust for the public benefit. It is affiliated with the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and the Ontario Land Trust Alliance.

The Conservancy's goal is protection of special natural areas of the Couchiching region for future generations. The Conservancy achieves this by direct ownership and management of land, by holding conservation easements, by a range of stewardship initiatives with private owners and by working with landowners and other organizations sharing our desire to protect nature. Land donations are reviewed and must meet specific criteria before being accepted by The Couchiching Conservancy.

The Conservancy protects significant natural areas, wetlands, wildlife habitats, and ANSIs (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest). It also protects large intact natural areas, especially high quality upland forests, headwater areas and other critical watershed areas such as river corridors, and natural areas close to urban centres. As well, the Conservancy protects natural areas with scenic, educational or recreational value, and special landscapes under particular threat, such as limestone alvars and lake shores.

Contact Couchiching Conservancy

Mark Bisset
Executive Director
1485 Division Road West
Box 704
Orillia, Ontario  L3V 6K7
Phone: (705) 326-1620

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