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3 new nature reserves and 232  acres preserved in our most recent campaign

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The Bruce Trail Conservancy acquires Niagara Escarpment land to ensure a secure and permanent  conservation corridor.

Today over 8,000 acres of Escarpment land are secured and managed by the BTC. This preserved land is cared for by Bruce Trail volunteers, with the support of a small BTC staff.

Many people don't realise that the Bruce Trail is not permanently secure, and that 50% of the Bruce Trail corridor is still vulnerable to development.

The BTC is working to secure this corridor by receiving donations of land or by purchasing land.

Each year the BTC spends from $1 to $2 million on land purchases, preserving hundreds of acres of Escarpment landscape and Bruce Trail corridor forever.

These acquisitions protect a diverse array of landscape types - wetlands, karst topography, open meadows, caves, towering scarp edges and lush forests - all within the Niagara Escarpment UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

MBS cliffs


Learn more about:

Recent land acquisitions

Land Stewardship Program

BTC Environment Committee


Other ways you can help preserve Niagara Escarpment land

As an Escarpment landowner:

As a neighbour to a BTC property:

As an ATV user, dirt biker or cyclist:

Please see our
BTC Landowner Brochure
Leaving a Conservation Legacy: Options for Private Landowners

(.pdf, 2.3 MB)

BTC Neighbour Brochure cover

Please see our BTC Neighbour Brochure
The Bruce Trail: your good neighbour

(.pdf, 1.6 MB)

BTC Vehicle Brochure cover

Please see our
BTC Vehicle Brochure
Tread lightly on the Bruce Trail

(.pdf, 1.1 MB)