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Welcome to the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s (BTC's) pressroom.

Learn about our conservation and trail work by reading our recent press coverage:

Stay up to date with the latest BTC and Bruce Trail news:

For journalists

Thank you for your interest in the Bruce Trail Conservancy. We are here to help you with news stories, including arranging interviews with experts who work in conservation, land preservation, trail construction, hiking and more. We have expert staff and experienced volunteers who can contribute to news and feature stories on various topics. And we're happy to provide photos or video footage to help you tell the story.

Media Contacts

Elizabeth Harrington, Director Communications and Engagement

Bruce Trail Conservancy, Communications Department

Press Releases

Bruce Trail Conservancy sets its sights on protecting two vital habitats in Ontario
December 16, 2021
Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) has launched a fundraising campaign to protect two vital habitats with the creation of Balsam Wetlands Nature Reserve and Eugenia Woods Nature Reserve, both about an hour outside of Toronto.
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Bruce Trail Conservancy has announced the largest solo acquisition of land in the organization’s history
August 31, 2021
Thanks to generous donations, the Bruce Trail Conservancy is continuing their mission having secured over 500 acres in a breathtaking new nature reserve on the iconic Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula
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Bruce Trail Conservancy re-affirms strong interest in permanently securing the Bruce Trail on the former Talisman Resort lands
August 19, 2021
As the process to determine the future of the former Talisman Resort lands continues, the Bruce Trail Conservancy reaffirms their strong interest and commitment to securing the Bruce Trail in this location.
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Bruce Trail Conservancy hopes new Trail Ambassadors will help encourage responsible hiking
June 17, 2021
On the Bruce Trail this summer, you’ll see a few new faces helping with onsite education. The Bruce Trail Conservancy has hired six Trail Ambassadors to perform visitor outreach and litter clean-ups at popular places in three regions: Hamilton/Halton, Beaver Valley, and the Bruce Peninsula. 
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Devastation at local Nature Reserve leads to enhanced security
May 20, 2021
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is pleading to Dufferin County community members to keep vehicles and ATVs out of the Pine River Nature Reserve as devastation to property and escalating criminal behaviours have reached a critical point.
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Bruce Trail Conservancy encourages responsible hiking this May long weekend
May 19, 2021
As we approach this May long weekend, Bruce Trail Conservancy’s CEO, Michael McDonald would like to remind everyone who will visit the Bruce Trail that with every step and choice made, there is an impact on the sensitive environments around the Trail.
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BTC in the News

Weather Network (Nov. 18, 2021)
Canada's oldest and longest footpath just got an extension
(Video segment filmed at MapleCross Nature Reserve at Cape Chin)

CHCH (Sept. 27, 2021)
Interview with BTC CEO Michael McDonald on Morning Live

Blackburn News (Aug. 30, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy stresses importance of access to Talisman Lands

South Grey News (Aug. 19, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy re-affirms strong interest in permanently securing the Bruce Trail on the former Talisman Resort lands

Wellington Advertiser (July 6, 2021)
Erin resident receives CVC Outstanding Volunteer Award
(Award Recipient, Janice McClelland: BTC Honorary Member, volunteer, and former Chair of the BTC Board of Directors)

Blackburn News (June 21, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy to educate users about trail etiquette

Hamilton Spectator (June 19, 2021)
Poor human behaviour impacting Bruce Trail in Halton

Collingwood Today (June 18, 2021)
Newly-hired ambassadors will promote responsible hiking in Beaver Valley stretch of Bruce Trail

Burlington Gazette (June 17, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy putting in Trail Ambassadors

Toronto Star (June 4, 2021)
Keep your vehicles off of new nature reserve: Bruce Trail Conservancy

Yahoo News (June 4, 2021)
Keep your vehicles off of new nature reserve: Bruce Trail Conservancy

Orangeville Citizen (May 27, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy urges public to keep all vehicles off of new nature reserve

Shelburne Free Press (May 27, 2021)
Keep your vehicles off of new nature reserve: Bruce Trail Conservancy

The Creemore Echo (May 21, 2021)
Bruce Trail sees significant uptick in foot traffic

Dufferin's Spotlight (May 20, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy Pleading Shelburne Community

Collingwood Today (Mar. 8, 2021)
Bruce Trail Conservancy weighs in on trailhead parking dilemma

TVO (Feb. 22, 2021)
Nature is reeling. What happens when more people head outside.

CBC Fresh Air (Nov. 7, 2021)
Everything you need to be prepared for hiking in Ontario this winter (Radio interview with BTC CEO Michael McDonald)

Hamilton Spectator (Oct. 5, 2020)
'We need the trespassing to stop’: Why the Bruce Trail Conservancy is struggling to open Scotts and Cannings Falls to public

The Environmental Urbanist (Aug. 11, 2020)
Podcast interview with BTC’s Michael McDonald and Adam Brylowski


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