Conservation Reserve Proposal for PEC's South Shore

Proposal for Conservation Reserve designation for Ostrander Point Crown Land Block and Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area


                                      Photo by Myrna Wood

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Ontario's Parks and Protected Areas

Go to the Province's website to learn about Ontario's parks and protected areas and how they are created.

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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).
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