About Us

Otonabee Conservation is your local, community-based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources within the Otonabee Region watershed. Otonabee Conservation works with its eight member municipalities to create a healthy, environmentally diverse watershed that improves the quality of life for residents, makes our area more appealing to visitors and new business, and helps to ensure a more vibrant regional economy.

Conservation Area Map

Watershed Map (19.8MB)

Otonabee Conservation was established in 1959 in accordance with the Conservation Authorities Act R.S.O.1990, Chapter C.27. The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, representative of the local municipalities and is supported by a professional staff of 17. Otonabee Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities serving watershed areas throughout Ontario and is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Vision Statement

A healthy natural environment where communities thrive.

Mission Statement

To be a recognized leader collaborating with others for a healthy natural environment in the Otonabee Region watershed.

Strategic Plan 2017 – 2012

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has prepared a Strategic Plan to guide its conservation efforts to the year 2020. The Plan addresses the challenges we will face and opportunities which lie ahead. It clarifies our goals and priorities. We encourage you to read the ORCA Strategic Plan 2017-2020.

Conservation Ontario

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority is a member of Conservation Ontario, the umbrella organization that represents Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities.  Conservation Ontario supports the network of Conservation Authorities by raising awareness of the network at the community and provincial levels.  Conservation Ontario also works to build relationships and influence decision makers as it relates to the development and expansion of the Conservation Authority program

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