A HEALTHY natural environment where communities THRIVE


Conservation Areas

White-throated Sparrow

Conservation areas are natural lands owned by Otonabee Conservation that offer watershed residents and visitors to the region opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Camping, spelunking, hiking, fishing, swimming and canoeing top the list of favourite activities to be enjoyed. Read More

Apply for a Permit

photo of applying for permit

What is Ontario Regulation 167/06? Otonabee Conservation’s regulation under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario… Read More

Of Interest

Family Camping Adventures


Otonabee Conservation owned lands (conservation areas, wildlife areas and forest properties) were originally acquired for purposes of water management, scientific… Read More

Discovery Days 2017

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2017 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment… Read More

Drinking Water Source Protection

Risk Management Office

Source water is the water from lakes, rivers and underground aquifers that all Ontarians rely on for drinking water from… Read More


Board of Directors Meeting – November 16

Meetings of the Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation are open to the public. The… Read More

Board of Directors Meeting – December 14

Meetings of the Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation are open to the public. The… Read More


Bat Walks confirm presence of 5 species

For the 70+ night hikers, they were an exciting discovery. Five different bat species, including… Read More

Public Reminders about Exploring Natural Areas with Dogs

Fall is a great season to get outdoors and explore local conservation areas. Otonabee Conservation… Read More

Public Consultation Period Open

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a program to develop management statements for all of its… Read More

TD Tree Days ~ Greening where we live

person planting a seedling spruce tree

Thanks to the efforts of over 50 volunteers, over 100 new trees and shrubs were… Read More