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.

Conservation Land Securement Specialists

We are Canada’s conservation land securement specialists, dedicated to creatively facilitating conservation legacies since 2003. Orland Conservation has acquired almost 20 years of expertise in land securement for environmental conservation. Together with our clients, we have successfully protected over 10,000 acres of environmentally significant land in Canada. We are proud to have the distinction of being the only consulting group in Canada that specializes in developing and implementing land securement programs.

Our conservation land securement services meet the Standards and Practices outlined by the Canadian Land Trust Alliance.

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

Conservation Land Securement Services

  • Land Securement Strategies
  • Land Securement Programs
  • Land & Trail Securement
  • Conservation Easement Agreements (CEAs)
  • Conservation Best Practices
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research & Analysis
  • Mapping (ArcView GIS)

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 / Partial Taking
  • 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 species at risk, 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 such as interpretive nature trails and public hiking areas.


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Robert Orland
Orland Conservation
692 Fowlers Road, Huntsville
Ontario, Canada P1H 2N5
Phone 519-241-4022