At the Muskoka Conservancy we work with community partners and private land owners to create and protect nature reserves. We offer outdoor experiences and outreach and education that inspire caring for nature in Muskoka.
Muskoka Conservancy is a volunteer-driven, staff-supported registered charity. Energized volunteers, supporters, and a tiny staff together protect 36 properties consisting of more than 2,400 acres (9.71 km2), over 34,000 ft (10,000 meters) of sensitive shoreline, and over 416 acres of wetland. These properties are protected through direct ownership or through conservation easements. For more information on our protected lands go to to our Protected Properties page.
For 30 years, environmental leadership in Muskoka has been synonymous with this small environmental NGO. Muskoka Conservancy is the coming-together of the Muskoka Heritage Foundation (founded 1987) and Muskoka Heritage Trust (founded 1996). While our name has changed over the years, our mission is the same – “To nurture, conserve, and protect Muskoka’s natural and built heritage for future generations.”
We all have our reasons for loving Muskoka. Plunging into the swimming hole after work, the call of the loon in the evening, or a hike in the woods, Muskoka inspires us to consider the natural world around us. In order to help protect environment and traditions of Muskoka, we strive to support of all those who love to be here. If you are here for a weekend or the summer, for the rest of your life or as the latest in a long family line, we hope you will find some inspiration and join us in our goal. The opportunities are endless – become a member, donate, volunteer,or sign up for one of our workshops.
Don’t be shy! If you would like more information about our programs or if you are looking for a way to contribute, we want to hear from you!