Conservation

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

Land Securement Specialists

We are Ontario’s conservation land securement specialists. Orland Conservation has acquired over a decade of expertise in land securement for conservation. Together with our clients, we have successfully protected over 10,000 acres of environmentally significant land in Ontario. We are proud to have the distinction of being the only consulting group in Canada that specializes in developing and implementing land securement programs.

Together with our clients, we have successfully protected over 10,000 acres of environmentally significant land in Ontario

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.

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

Land Securement Strategy produced for rare Charitable Research Reserve.

Orland Conservation can work with your organization to develop a comprehensive Land Securement Strategy that will provide land conservation guidance and credibility, and assist with securing funding sources. A strategy can also be concurrently developed with your existing land securement program.

Orland Conservation has produced Land Securement Strategies for land trusts, conservation authorities and municipalities including rare Charitable Research Reserve, Conservation Halton, City of Vaughan, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Town of Halton Hills, Hamilton Conservation Authority and Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.

Economic Advantage

  • A land securement strategy will help your organization focus and streamline land conservation efforts to make the best use of current opportunities, funding and staff time
  • Targeting resources effectively can help your organization complete contiguous parkland, nature preserve or trail network projects faster and more efficiently

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, public hiking areas)

Land Securement Services

  • Land & Trail Securement
  • Land Securement Strategies & Programs
  • 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
  • Organizational/Program Assessments
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research & Analysis
  • Stakeholder Consultations
  • Public Outreach & Education
  • Workshops
  • Training

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Contact

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