Managed by Ontario Parks, a conservation reserve is a designation that “strengthens the long-term protection and health of local wildlife and ecosystems”.* Furthermore, conservation reserves “Protect significant natural and cultural features while providing opportunities for a variety of compatible traditional activities (for example, fishing, hunting, trapping). Regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, they are also important for scientific research and environmental monitoring.”** Monarch Point Conservation Reserve is managed by Ontario Parks – Sandbanks Provincial Park staff.