The Muskoka Conservancy relies on a very active board of directors and staff to get all our work done.
In order to protect, nurture and conserve Muskoka we work with many partners across Canada and the US.
In January 2013 the Muskoka Conservancy was born out of the amalgamation of the Muskoka Heritage Foundation and Muskoka Heritage Trust. While our name has changed, our mission is the same – “Protecting and caring for Muskoka's natural spaces.”
We protect 40 properties throughout Muskoka which accounts for more than 2,500 acres and over 49,000 ft of sensitive shoreline. These properties are protected through direct ownership or through conservation easements. For more information on our protected lands go to our Protected Properties page.
We all have our reasons for loving Muskoka. Whether it is the wild call of the loon in the evening, the silent mist on the lake, or a casual hike in the woods, Muskoka inspires us to consider the natural world around us and to connect with the generations that came before. In order to help protect environment and traditions of Muskoka we need the support of all those who love to be here, whether for the day, a month, the summer, or the rest of your life.
What We Do
Muskoka is under pressure from development and threatened by climate change. To counter this, Muskoka Conservancy exercises:
Responsible Land Conservation
We currently hold over 2,500 acres of land and 49,000 feet of shoreline in 40 nature reserves and conservation easements.
We encourage environmentally responsible behavior through public awareness programs, annual awards, and shoreline stewardship. We promote sound environmental practices such as wetland protection, dark sky initiatives and the planting of indigenous trees and shrubs.
Natural and Built Heritage
We support the natural and built heritage of Muskoka through our Stewardship Awards.