About Us


A healthy natural environment where communities thrive


To be a leader in the Otonabee Region watershed for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of a healthy, natural environment

Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020

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

Annual Report to the Watershed Community

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Otonabee Conservation, we are pleased to present you with our 2019 Annual Report to the Watershed Community, an overview of our accomplishments in 2019.

Thank you to our member municipalities for your contributions, which further our work together on a watershed basis!

We are also grateful for generous contributions from individual donors, local organizations, foundations, and community partners who help to make our work possible!

Program Profile

Our Program Profile highlights how Otonabee Conservation works closely with its member municipalities, watershed
residents, and many partnership agencies to achieve outcomes that balance a
diversity of needs and local conservation priorities.

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.

Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario Logo

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