We are proud to partner with local, provincial and national organizations to protect and preserve lands in Prince Edward County’s South Shore.

South Shore Joint Initiative partners include organizations that support particular objectives and initiatives as part of the larger coalition to protect the Prince Edward County South Shore Key Biodiversity Area. Our partners include:


The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is committed to the health and well-being of the community and the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage. APPEC acts in response to proposed developments that have potentially significant and harmful impacts.


Birds Canada is a non-profit, charitable organization built on the enthusiastic contributions of thousands
of caring members and volunteer Citizen Scientists. Our mission is to conserve wild birds through sound
science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.


The Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust is a volunteer-run organization that encourages people to work cooperatively to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the community. In addition to promoting good land conservation practices, the Trust also promotes scientific research, educational and social activities. HPELT’s long-term goal is to manage the land in a sustainable way. HPELT is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Land Trust Alliances and is certified by Environment Canada to receive Ecological Gifts.


The Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) is a nature club and charitable organization, active since 1949. Its
objectives are the preservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature.


Nature Canada is one of the oldest national nature conservation charities in Canada. For 80 years, Nature
Canada has helped protect over 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and countless
species. Today, Nature Canada represents a network of over 100,000 members and supporters and more
than 800 nature organizations.

Ontario Nature is a conservation organization that protects wild species and spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and more than 150 member groups from across Ontario.



The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, founded in 1997, is an affiliate of Ontario Nature. It
provides an educational forum dedicated to the study, promotion, appreciation and conservation of the flora and fauna within Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is a registered charity with a mandate to monitor, report on and promote analysis of bird migration along PEC South Shore, and to act as official caretaker of the South Shore IBA.


The Quinte Field Naturalists Association, an affiliate of Ontario Nature (formerly Federation of Ontario
Naturalists) is a non-profit
organization sponsoring nature education, conservation and research. It was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1990 and encompasses the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward.


Collaborating Partners include:


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to conserve 14 million hectares, coast to coast to coast. Natural heritage conservation in Prince Edward County is a priority for NCC, and we are proud to be part of land conservation efforts in the County and to support local conservation activities undertaken by the South Shore Joint Initiative and its partner groups. To learn more, visit https://www.natureconservancy.ca/.