From the visitor’s perspective, it is often difficult to see that these conservation
lands are being actively managed. This is because management activities take many shapes
and forms within the conservation lands. The following are examples of management
activities that are ongoing within the conservation lands:
- Protection/Enforcement ?in order to protect these sensitive and significant natural
areas, staff ensure that visitors respect the applicable rules and regulations.
Conservation Areas are patrolled and regulations enforced (R.S.O. 1990 Regulation 101; Section 29 Conservation Authorities Act).
Please report illegal activities within our Conservation Areas by contacting the Authority or by submitting
the Conservation Area Protection Program form.
- Monitoring/Inventory ?staff regularly collect biological information on both flora
and fauna in order to understand what needs to be protected and to help guide future
- Development/Maintenance ?trails and other facilities are continually being improved
in order to properly protect the natural area from unnecessary disturbance and to ensure
that public safety and enjoyment continues. If you notice an area where maintenance is required,
please call the CLOCA office at (905) 579-0411 or email at email@example.com.
- Resource Management ?in some conservation lands a “hands-off?approach is taken
where healthy ecosystems are present, while active resource management (e.g. tree
planting or timber management) can accelerate the restoration time in areas where human
disturbances have altered natural ecological processes