Conservation Information for Georgian Bay Landowners

Landowners of Georgian Bay: thank you so much for your interest in exploring conservation options for your property! Below are some resources that you may find useful. For more information and to discuss specific options for your property, please contact the Georgian Bay Land Trust’s Executive Director Bill Lougheed at (416) 440-1519 x101 or


 Land Protection Options

There are several options available to landowners wishing to conserve their property with the Georgian Bay Land Trust, including transferring ownership to the GBLT or setting up a Conservation Agreement on privately owned land. Please click the link below to read about these options in more detail.


Tax & Ecology Seminars

In 2017, the GBLT ran a seminar series to answer questions about the Federal Income and Capital Gains Tax incentives associated with conservation. Below is a recording of the seminar (in two parts) as well as a link to the seminar slides.

Seminar Slides 

The Land Protection Process

There are several steps involved in creating a permanent conservation reserve on your Georgian Bay property. The Georgian Bay Land Trust will guide you through these steps and work to make the process as simple as possible. Please click below for an overview of how the process will unfold.


Strategic Conservation Mapping

The Georgian Bay Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have mapped environmental features of the Georgian Bay region to prioritize land for conservation. See which priority ecological features are near your property using the maps below.

Landowner Survey

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  • Personal Information

    Please complete this section if you wish to be contacted by a GBLT staff member to discuss conservation options for your property. All information entered here will remain confidential.

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