Conservation Halton
Land Securement
Strategy

Orland Conservation worked with Conservation Halton to produce a comprehensive Land Securement Strategy in 2017. Development of the Strategy was informed by an internal and external consultation process and GIS land analysis. The project was initiated to further Conservation Halton’s mission by articulating a unified, strategic land securement process. The final report serves as a framework and guiding document for the long-term protection, maintenance and improvement of Conservation Halton’s watershed lands through conservation land securement.

The Land Securement Strategy is an essential document for conservation authorities and organizations working to conserve and protect land for conservation in perpetuity. A Strategy ensures continued protection of significant natural lands and long-term environmental protection of a conservation authority’s watershed, while providing outdoor recreation and education opportunities to the public where appropriate.

The Land Securement Strategy is an essential document for conservation authorities and organizations working to conserve and protect land for conservation in perpetuity.

As of 2017, Conservation Halton has secured over 4,300 hectares (10,625 acres) of land since its formation, including land that is important for flood and water control (our dams and channels), hazard protection (ownership of ravine lands and lands that can be described as natural hazards), natural resource management (forest management, agricultural lands and the preservation of water resources), and broader conservation and restoration purposes (natural and cultural heritage).

Land securement was once an active element of conservation authority business; significant provincial funding supported large scale land securement and acquisition projects for conservation purposes. However, over the past two decades, funding for securement and acquisition has decreased; at the same time, pressure on land resources in the Halton watershed has increased.

Conservation Halton’s 2020 Strategic Plan: Metamorphosis guided the re-evaluation of the products and services that the organization offers to ensure that these meet the needs of its watershed constituents.

Strategy Components

  • Outlines what land securement is to Conservation Halton
  • Guides future land acquisition projects
  • Establishes how securement opportunities are identified and prioritized
  • Defines the value of land securement to the organization and its stakeholders
  • Provides guidance for future securement programs
  • Reviews complementary processes to securement
  • Integrates corporate values of collaboration, accountability, sustainability and adaptability
  • Addresses recommendations for implementation of the Strategy

Land Conservation Program Brochure

To accompany and support implementation of the Land Securement Strategy, Orland Conservation worked with Conservation Halton to design an informative land conservation program brochure for landowners in Halton Region.


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Robert Orland
President
Orland Conservation
123 Grove Street, Guelph
Ontario, CANADA N1E 2W8
Phone 519 829 2281
robert.orland@orlandconservation.ca