Conservation Reserve Objectives

Ontario Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006

Objectives: conservation reserves

The following are the objectives in establishing and managing conservation reserves:

  1. To permanently protect representative ecosystems, biodiversity and provincially significant elements of Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage and to manage these areas to ensure that ecological integrity is maintained.
  2. To provide opportunities for ecologically sustainable land uses, including traditional outdoor heritage activities and associated economic benefits.
  3. To facilitate scientific research and to provide points of reference to support monitoring of ecological change on the broader landscape.  2006, c. 12, s. 2 (2).