Upcoming Events

Project Protect Training

Join us for our second Project Protect training session at Bracebridge United Church. Volunteers will learn how to identify frog calls and the surveying protocols. Additionally, we have a guest speaker from Riverstone Environmental who will be talking about Five-lined skinks and citizen science that can be done with them. Call Aaron at 705-645-7393 ext… Go

Snowshoe Nature Quest

Join us on February 20th at the Upjohn Nature Reserve for a snowshoe hike. We’ll be hiking the trail as well as cleaning out the Wood duck boxes on the property and checking to see if there was any nesting activity last year. We will be meeting at the Muskoka Conservancy office at 9 am… Go

Mammal Tracking Nature Quest

Join us at the Upjohn Nature Reserve on February 23rd to learn more about identifying animal tracks in the winter. We will be meeting at the Muskoka Conservancy office and carpooling to Upjohn from there. We will be meeting at 10 am and should be done around noon. Snowshoes are highly recommended, as we will… Go

Books, Birds, and Beer!

Books, Birds & Beer… and great company – what more could you ask for! Support the Muskoka Conservancy on May 5, 2020 at Muskoka Brewery and enjoy a reading by Steve Burrows from his latest book in the award-winning Birder Murder Mystery Series, “A Dance of Cranes”. Tickets $40 – includes a book, a tasting… Go

Native Plant Sale

Purchase a variety of native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your property Native plants are hardy for our Muskoka climate, often require very little maintenance and most importantly, match what nature would have grown on our properties.  Join the latest trend by planting and growing native species! When: Every Spring, usually early May Ordering for… Go

Our Mission

Protecting and caring for Muskoka's natural spaces.

Nature conservation is our mission at Muskoka Conservancy, and we'd like your help. Together, we can engage more community partners and private landowners to keep Muskoka natural.

Not only that, we offer outdoor experiences and informative programming that inspires caring for nature in Muskoka.

Muskoka Conservancy is a volunteer-driven, staff-supported registered charity. Energized volunteers, supporters, and a tiny staff together protect 41 properties consisting of more than 2,600 acres (10.56 km2), over 49,000 ft (15,134 meters) of sensitive shoreline, and over 473 acres of wetland. These properties are protected through direct ownership by the Conservancy, or through legally binding conservation agreements.

Click the donate button above to support our mission now! For more information on our protected lands go to our Land Protection page.

Our Vision

We envision a healthy, resilient Muskoka that conserves natural spaces for our own and future generations.

We are now Canadian Partners of American Friends of Canadian Conservation!

Muskoka Conservancy Welcomes Co-Op Student Ayden Veitch

Oct 25, 2019
Ayden Veitch is a student from Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School who is enrolled in the Co-Op Program. During his placement at Muskoka Conservancy, Ayden is helping with community outreach, trail maintenance, social media and many more activities. With his interest in fishing and hunting, Ayden sometimes brings a different perspective on the meaning… Go

Muskoka Earth Festival Announced!

Sep 23, 2019
Workshops | Vendors | Music | Food | Saturday, May 30th, 2020 | 10 am – 5 pm | Bracebridge Fairgrounds

Nature Conservation keeps Muskoka Muskoka!

Sep 9, 2019
Protecting Muskoka’s wetlands and natural shorelines help protect Muskoka’s famously excellent water quality and also protects us against floods. Wetlands are like gigantic natural sponges that absorb snowmelt and rain, then slowly and gradually release the flow into creeks and streams, eventually topping up Muskoka’s lakes. Floods happen when the water has nowhere to go… Go

Summer of 19 Fundraiser!

Aug 2, 2019
Thank you to all who attended and supported our first-ever Summer of ’19 Fundraiser on August 18th, 2019! The boathouse party was unforgettable- vibrant live music, refreshing cocktails, tasty food and a unique way to talk nature conservation in Muskoka! Thank you to our sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and supporters! Together, we continue to drive… Go

Thank you Dan Kraus!

Jun 25, 2019
Muskoka Conservancy is very grateful to have had Dan Kraus, the Senior Conservation Biologist of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, speak at our 2019 AGM. Dan gave a presentation on “A Survival Guide to the Anthropocene: How Nature and People Could Prosper in the 21st Century”. To view the slides from his presentation, follow this… Go

Congratulations Raffle Winners!

Jun 14, 2019
Congratulations to our raffle winners, thanks to our raffle prize donors, and thanks to everyone who bought a ticket! Here are the results: WestJet flights were won by Richard Ivey; Mindham Fine Jewellery won by Wilsie Mann; J.W. Marriott won by Melissa Clarke; Muskoka Brewery won by Pam Hallisey; and Lorne’s Coats won by Richard… Go