Our Conservation Partners

The Bruce Trail passes through land owned by many landowners along the Niagara Escarpment, including public protected areas cared for by conservation authorities, conservation organizations and municipal, provincial and federal agencies. These partners in conservation not only contribute to our ribbon of wilderness, but also provide access for the Bruce Trail on land for which they are responsible. 

In addition to working with conservation partners to ensure the protection of the Niagara Escarpment and secure access to the Bruce Trail, we work with a variety of partners to share knowledge of conservation best practices, share resources, complete collaborative stewardship projects, and conduct research on escarpment ecosystems.

Partners in Protecting Land

The Bruce Trail Conservancy values these important relationships and thanks all our landowning partners for ongoing collaboration.

23 Municipalities

7 Conservation Authorities (representing 46 conservation

areas along the Bruce Trail)

Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Parks Canada

Transport Canada

Public Works Canada

Department of Canadian Heritage

Ontario Parks

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure

Ontario Heritage Trust

Ontario Power Generation

Niagara Parks Commission

Royal Botanical Gardens

Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy

Ontario Nature

Private landowners of over 670 properties

Research Partners Along the Niagara Escarpment

We are constantly striving to learn more about Niagara Escarpment biodiversity and the best ways to protect it. The diverse ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment provide excellent study systems for investigating a wide variety of research topics. We actively collaborate with researchers who are working to better understand the species and ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment, techniques for improving biodiversity and assisting species-at-risk, and restoration practices that can improve the health of the land. Past and current research includes topics such as Niagara Escarpment geology, tracking populations of species at risk, and testing biocontrol methods for invasive species.

If you are interested in conducting research on BTC-managed land or collaborating with us on a research project, please contact us here.

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