Great blue heron, Rock Lake,  Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)

Great blue heron, Rock Lake, Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)

Science & Stewardship Partners

Every year dozens of groups get engaged with us out on the land. These partners help advance our mission of being an active contributor to conservation science and stewardship in Ontario.

Academic institutions

Our conservation properties often serve as living laboratories for conservation research. These partners have worked with us over the years to build the conservation community's body of knowledge for conservation in Ontario.

  • Bird Studies Canada
  • McGill University
  • Pelee Island Bird Observatory
  • Queen's University
  • Sir Sanford Fleming College
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto – Koffler Scientific Reserve
  • University of Western Ontario
  • York University


While most of our work takes place on private land, we still work closely with local and provincial governments to manage our lands and support the conservation management of connected crown and municipal lands.

  • Government of Canada: Canadian Wildlife Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada
  • Province of Ontario: Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Parks
  • Municipality of Central Huron
  • Norfolk County
  • Northumberland County
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Town of Arnprior
  • Township of Cramahe
  • Township of King
  • Township of Pelee

First Nations

We work closely with a number of first nations communtiies in their traditional territories in order to achieve our mutual conservation goals. 

Conservation, land trusts & environmental groups

Many different groups are working around Ontario for a common conservation goal. It is our priviledge to join forces with these local groups and other provincial conservation organizations to pool our resources for the benefit of our natural heritage.

  • Carolinian Canada Coalition
  • Charleston Lake Association
  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • Creemore Nature Preserve Trust
  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest
  • Friends of Charleston Lake Provincial Park
  • Friends of Misery Bay Provincial Park
  • Friends of Minesing Wetlands
  • Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
  • Georgian Bay Land Trust
  • Hastings - Prince Edward Land Trust
  • Kids for Turtles Environmental Education
  • Lambton Wildlife Inc.
  • Lake of the Woods Property Owners Association
  • Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
  • Land Preservation Society for the Ottawa Valley
  • Lone Pine Marsh Sanctuary Inc
  • Long Point Basin Land Trust
  • Long Point Fish and Game Club
  • Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
  • Norfolk Woodlot Owners Association
  • Northumberland Land Trust
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Ontario Land Trust Alliance
  • Ontario Nature
  • Pelee Island Heritage Centre
  • Pine Farms Orchard
  • Pterophylla Native Plants and Seeds
  • Rideau Waterway Land Trust
  • St. Williams Ecology Centre
  • The Tadenac Club
  • Tallgrass Ontario
  • Thames Talbot Land Trust
  • Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust
  • Wildlife Preservation Canada

Conservation Ontario

  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
  • Essex Region Conservation Authority
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
  • Kawartha Conservation
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
  • Long Point Region Conservation Authority
  • Lower Trent Conservation
  • Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
  • Quinte Conservation
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Ontario stewardship councils

  • Frontenac Stewardship Council
  • Huron Stewardship Council
  • Leeds Stewardship Council
  • Lennox and Addington Community Stewardship Council
  • Northumberland Stewardship Council
  • Peterborough County Stewardship Council
  • Prince Edward Stewardship Council
  • York Environmental Stewardship

Ontario field naturalist groups

  • Carden Field Naturalists
  • Guelph Field Naturalists
  • Huron Fringe Field Naturalists
  • Kingston Field Naturalists
  • Manitoulin Nature Club
  • Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists
  • Orillia Field Naturalists
  • Ottawa Field Naturalists
  • Owen Sound Field Naturalists
  • Sault Naturalists
  • Sydenham Field Naturalists
  • Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
  • Willow Beach Field Naturalists

Species at Risk recovery teams

  • Eastern Hog-nosed/Milksnake Snake Recovery Team
  • Eastern Massasauga Recovery Team
  • Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Action Group

Trail clubs/associations

  • Guelph Hiking Trail Club
  • Maitland Trail Association
  • Oak Ridges Trail Association

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