Notice of Public Open Houses: Draft Conservation Lands Strategy

GRCA Administrative Office, Port Hope

Public Invited to Provide Input On the GRCA Draft Conservation Lands Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In December 2020, changes to the Conservation Authorities Act resulted in the introduction of mandatory programs and services which are to be delivered by all Conservation Authorities.

Ontario Regulation 686/21 defines one of the mandatory programs as the “conservation and management of lands.” Further, Section 10 of the regulation requires all Conservation Authorities to prepare a Conservation Area Strategy, for all lands owned or controlled by their Authority, by December 31, 2024.

The GRCA has modified the name of the strategy to “Conservation Lands Strategy” to encompass all GRCA land holdings. The Conservation Lands Strategy will be used to guide the conservation and management of GRCA lands.

Consultation on the Draft Conservation Lands Strategy will occur from July 2 to August 12, 2024 and will include two Public Open Houses, one at the GRCA Administration Office and one at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC).

To submit your input, please visit the link below until August 12th, 2024:
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Upcoming Public Open Houses

GRCA staff will be available to answer questions and assist with submitting input.


When: Tues., Jul. 30, 2024, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Ganaraska Forest Centre
10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd., Campbellcroft, ON

Please ensure you travel north on Cold Springs Camp Road from Regional Road 9/County Road 9.


When: Wed., Jul. 31, 2024, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: GRCA Administration Office
2216 County Rd. 28, Port Hope, ON


For questions or additional information about the project, please contact:

Pam Lancaster
Conservation Lands Coordinator

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
905.885.8173 ext. 322