Conservation

Together with our clients, we have successfully protected nearly 5,000 acres of environmentally significant land in Ontario.

Habitat loss is the number one threat to wildlife and biodiversity today. Land and water conservation is a practice that seeks to conserve, protect and restore wildlife habitat and natural areas with a combination of land securement and stewardship efforts.

Conservation Services

  • Land & Trail Securement
  • Conservation Best Practices
  • Landowner Outreach
  • Mapping (ArcView GIS)
  • Conservation Easement Agreements (CEAs)
  • Stewardship Plans
  • Baseline Documentation Reports (BDRs)
  • Land Banking
  • Habitat Compensation Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Strategies & Programs
  • Organizational/Program Assessments
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research and Analysis
  • Stakeholder Consultations
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • Workshops
  • Training

Land Securement

Land securement is the long-term environmental protection of key natural areas and trail systems through the acquisition of legal title or protective land rights. It is the only absolute method of ecological conservation in perpetuity and is more secure than government policy and environmental legislation which are subject to review and amendment.

Orland Conservation works with municipalities, conservation authorities, land trusts and landowners to protect natural areas for conservation, ecological restoration, naturalization, floodplain protection, public trails and habitat connectivity. We are proud to have the distinction of being the only consulting group in Canada that specializes in developing and implementing land conservation programs.

Land Securement Tools

  • Donation
  • Bequest
  • Conservation Easement Agreement
  • Conservation Severance
  • Trail Easement
  • Life Interest
  • Split Receipt
  • Purchase
  • Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program

Land Securement Strategy

Orland Conservation can work with your organization to develop a comprehensive Land Securement Strategy that will provide guidance, credibility and assist with securing funding sources. A strategy can also be concurrently developed with your existing land securement program. Orland Conservation has more than a decade of expertise in land conservation and has successfully secured over 4,000 acres.

Economic Advantage

  • Our strategies help you focus and streamline land conservation efforts to make the best use of current market opportunities, funding and staff time
  • Targeting resources effectively can help you complete contiguous parkland, nature preserve or trail network projects faster

Environmental Health

  • Ensure long-term protection of rare species, rivers, streams, wetlands and aquifers
  • Mitigate climate change by protecting greenspace

Community Stewardship & Quality of Life

  • Foster urban environmental stewardship through a Landowner Contact Program
  • Create places for passive recreation (e.g. interpretive nature trails, hiking)

Are you a landowner? Visit our landowner page here to learn more about land conservation methods for landowners.

Contact Us

Robert Orland
President & Founder
8 Islington Avenue
Guelph, Ontario
N1E 6K7 Canada
Phone 519 829 2281
robert.orland@orlandconservation.ca

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