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 […]

ERCA Land Securement Strategy

Orland Conservation completed a comprehensive land securement guidance document for Essex Region Conservation Authority in 2012. The ERCA Land Securement Strategy was developed to provide a strategic foundation for future ERCA land securement efforts by guiding permanent protection of the Region’s most biologically significant natural features. The report reviewed land securement methods appropriate for the […]

Columbia Basin Trust Land Conservation Initiative Report

Orland Conservation was retained to conduct a land conservation program evaluation for the Columbia Basin Trust in British Columbia’s Columbia River Basin in 2011. The goal of the report was to provide a summary report and recommendations to enhance the success and future sustainability of CBT’s Land Conservation Initiative (LCI), a land conservation program established […]

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Securing Land Through Partial Takings – For Land Trusts in Ontario

A partial taking is a land acquisition method where only a portion of a property is secured rather than the entire property. When pursuing a partial taking for conservation purposes, land trusts can achieve this through either a fee simple purchase or donation scenario. Usually the ‘severed’ conservation land contains environmentally sensitive lands intended for […]

TRCA Moraine Lands

Orland Conservation completed Baseline Documentation Reports and Stewardship Plans in 2010 for two properties in Uxbridge on the Oak Ridges Moraine purchased for conservation by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  Both properties are further protected by conservation easements held by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Combined, the 25 and 100-acre properties create 125 acres of protected forest […]

HCA Green Strategy

In 2009, Orland Conservation developed a Land Securement Strategy for the Hamilton Conservation Authority to assist with the identification and application of strategic goals and implementation guidelines for acquisition of natural land in the Hamilton watershed. The strategy applies a methodology for identifying candidate sites for land donations, conservation easements, and effective techniques for engaging […]

Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

Orland Conservation was retained by the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2009 to act as Project Manager for the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System project. Led by the Royal Botanical Gardens in partnership with nine local stakeholder organizations, this exciting land conservation initiative represents a complex, multi-tier and multi-stakeholder conservation vision. Supported by generous funding from […]

Peel Greenlands Program

Since 2005, Orland Conservation has provided ongoing support for the Region of Peel Greenlands Securement Program. The program provides support to conservation authorities and other conservation organizations in Peel Region who are working to protect, preserve and enhance the Regional Greenlands System in support of the Peel Region Official Plan. Our involvement with the program […]

OLTA Organizational Assessments

Between 2006 and 2009, Orland Conservation worked with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance to conduct organizational assessments for 11 environmental groups in Ontario under OLTA’s Assessing Your Organization Program. The AYO Program assesses the ability of groups working in land conservation to operate in an ethical, legal and technically sound manner to ensure the long-term […]


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