Announcing the Forever Farm Program

Introducing our newest initiative in food security and land conservation to support Ontario’s organic farmers. Starting a new farm comes with many challenges, start-up costs are high, and access to land can often be a deal-breaker for those who do not yet qualify for a mortgage. By helping farmers access farmland

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Ontario Farmland Trust – Farming & Farmland Partnership Survey

In late 2015, we developed and conducted an on-line survey for the Ontario Farmland Trust to engage Ontario’s conservation authorities in farmland management and conservation. The purpose of the survey was to create a baseline understanding of the extent to which conservation authorities in Ontario are engaged in the acquisition and management of farm properties. 34 out of […]

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York Region Environmental Land Protection & Preservation Report

In November 2015 we completed the Environmental Land Protection & Preservation report for York Region. The report was developed to communicate to York Regional Council and conservation partners the intent and mechanisms in place for the delivery of the Region’s Environmental Land Protection and Preservation Program. The Region has demonstrated innovation with forward-thinking conservation initiatives and sustainability planning for environmental […]

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Land Securement Strategy Completed for City of Vaughan

We recently completed a Conservation Land Securement Strategy for the City of Vaughan. The Strategy is a comprehensive land securement planning document, which outlines methods for the creation of an informed and effective land securement initiative for the purposes of long-term natural heritage land protection in Vaughan. The Strategy will be used by Vaughan as […]

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Article on Municipal Ecogifts Published in the November Issue of Municipal World Magazine

You can read our article Municipal Ecogifts about conservation land donations through Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program in the November 2014 issue of Municipal World magazine. A preview of the issue’s table of contents is available here.  

Grey to Green Conference Presentation Aug 25 – Transforming Urban Lawns into Local Food Havens!

Robert Orland, President of Orland Conservation, will be delivering the presentation “Backyard Bounty: Transforming Urban Lawns into Local Food Havens” August 25, 2014, 10:15-11:45am, as part of the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto.

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Backyard Bounty Food Bank Partnership Featured in Guelph Mercury

Backyard Bounty, our urban agriculture project in Guelph, Ontario, was featured in the Guelph Mercury on June 18, 2013. The article highlights Backyard Bounty’s unique local food partnership with the Guelph Food Bank. Read the full story here.        

Article on Interpretive Park Signage Published in Spring Issue of Municipal World Magazine

Our article Parkland Prose on the benefits of interpretive park signage was published in the April 2013 issue of Municipal World magazine. A preview of the issue’s table of contents is available here. Below are some examples of interpretive trail signage and custom park maps we designed for the Maple and Elder’s Mills nature reserves in Vaughan, Ontario. View […]

We’re Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary!

Thank you to our clients and partners for a wonderful decade of conservation.

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Ontario Farmland Trust Linking Land Protection and Stewardship Report

Orland Conservation recently completed the Linking Land Protection & Stewardship project with the Ontario Farmland Trust. In cooperation with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and Ontario Stewardship network, OFT received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to undertake the project. Orland Conservation was retained to facilitate the project research, workshops, surveys and produce the final […]

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