Welcome to Land’escapes, home to one of Canada’s most unique private conservation projects.

Land’escapes is a private organization, working to protect and conserve land in south-central Ontario and provide a place for people to connect with nature through low-impact recreation.

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Acres protected to date

Conservation.

Connection.

Community.

Conservation

The land that we have acquired was previously used for industrial timber harvests. We are committed to restoring the property and allowing the ecological systems found within it to rebound and thrive.

Canada has set targets to protect 30% of land and water by the year 2030. We are actively trying to help Canada work towards the 30 by 2030 goal. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, we aim to put 100% of our land holdings under mechanisms that would ensure they are protected forever.

We are working directly with NCC to establish a conservation management plan that would inform our activities on the property.

Connection

We want to ensure that people have access to these lands in order to develop meaningful connections with nature. The evidence showing that time spent outdoors contributes to happiness and wellbeing is overwhelming. Therefore, we believe that connection to nature also helps establish long term respect and a drive to protect the environments we feel connected to.

Enhancing geographic connections is also a priority for Land’escapes. By connecting protected areas and waterways, wildlife corridors are formed and habitats expand and improve. Our properties are part of the Algonquin to Adirondack corridor as well as the Kawartha Natural Heritage System.

Community

We aim to cultivate a community of stewards and partners to realize our vision. Therefore, we are seeking partnerships with indigenous communities that can inform our conservation management plan and advise on ideal scenarios for access.

If you are interested in what we are doing or would like to work with us, we are eager to hear from you!

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that we are operating on land that has been inhabited by Indigenous people from the beginning. We are grateful for the opportunity to be here, and thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for millenia.
 
Long before today, there have been Indigenous people who have been stewards of this place, and we recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place.
 
Land’escapes is inviting First Nations participation on these lands and in our community, and is actively seeking input from communities in the Williams Treaties on access and stewardship.
 
If you are a member of an indigenous community, and would like to access any of Land’escapes’ land, would like to provide feedback, or would otherwise like to get involved, please contact us for further information on our programs.