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Most Properties and Trails Are Open! Visit this link for a list of closures and about visiting properties during COVID-19.

The Administration Office is currently closed to the public. Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

Grey Sauble Conservation is one of 36 Conservation Authorities established in the Province of Ontario under the Conservation Authorities Act (R.S.O. 1990). 

Grey Sauble Conservation is a community-based environmental agency which owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive lands in Grey and Bruce Counties.

The fees collected for parking go towards trail & grounds maintenance and protection as well as tax payments for the 28,000 acres of natural areas that we own in Grey & Bruce Counties. They also contribute to facilities such as washrooms, bridges, parking areas and pavilions.

To view watershed monitoring networks and cameras check out our watershed conditions page.

GSCA owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of land throughout its 3,191 square kilometre (1,983 square mile) jurisdiction.

At the GSCA we believe that time spent in nature has countless benefits for children that will last a lifetime, which is why the program allows campers to be outside exploring the environment around us!

If you are planning on building, changing the existing grade, adding or removing material if you are near a river, stream, lake, shoreline, wetland or slope, you may need a permit for these activities.

Our staff are experienced, certified and licenced to provide services that benefit you and your property. Check out more information about forestry services, tree orders and our annual tree sale.

Click to view publications such as Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Audit Statements, By-Laws and Applications forms.

Check out our employment opportunities.

GSCA charges fees for various services and programs. These include planning and permit fees, parking fees, mapping and forestry services.

Donations are greatly appreciated and help GSCA to undertake their important programs and maintain the beautiful properties that they own.

Latest News

Fall is the Time to Plan your Spring Tree Planting Project!

Fall is the Time to Plan your Spring Tree Planting Project!

The fall season showcases Grey and Bruce County’s amazing forests like no other time of year, making this area such a special and unique place to live! With many people looking up and admiring the changing leaves, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority’s (GSCA) Forestry staff are reminding everyone that now is a great time to think about spring tree planting.

Residents of Grey and Bruce within GSCA’s watershed are being encouraged to call or email the office to book a free site visit today and take advantage of substantial cost savings for spring tree planting. Native species of trees are planted and sold at a reduced rate through programs administered by GSCA, such as the 50 Million Tree Program and One Tree Planted for landowners with at least 1 acre of open land. “We have been able to secure grants and funds to drastically reduce the overall cost to landowners. Depending on the project, landowners may only need to pay 10% of the total project cost. Our staff will work with landowners to develop a customized tree planting plan for their property” says Forestry Coordinator for GSCA, Mike Fry.

GSCA has set a goal of planting 90,000 trees in 2021 and are over halfway there with 50,000 trees scheduled to be planted next spring, but they need your help! GSCA has planted over 2.5 million trees locally in the past 15 years. This would not have been possible without the support of landowners who want to access the countless benefits that planting trees can provide, such as making use of marginal or less productive land; reducing heating and cooling costs; and leaving a legacy for future generations.

When you plant trees, it also helps increase resilience to the impacts of flooding, drought and severe weather events and improves soil retention. “Planting trees is a positive activity that benefits everyone in society. There are numerous benefits from improved air and water quality to creating valuable habitat for many different wildlife species” says Fry. Tree planting along streams or to fill in forest clearings is especially beneficial!

For those who want fewer trees to plant themselves, GSCA also sells seedlings and larger stock through order forms that will be available in January 2021, which makes it easy to purchase high-quality trees in bulk. There will be a variety of species available with prices starting at only $0.75 per tree.

If you’re looking to make a positive impact on your property and beyond, consider planting trees and make an investment that keeps on growing!

For more information:

Mike Fry, Forestry Coordinator
519-376-3076 ext. 280



Our vision is a healthy watershed environment in balance with the needs of society. Our mission, in partnership with the stakeholders of the watershed, is to promote and undertake sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to provide responsible leadership to enhance biodiversity and environmental awareness.

Request for Forest Management Tenders

Skinner Marsh – McNab Lake Management Area (Compartment 110 & 112) – Sawlog Harvest Tender – GSC-20-01

Massie Hills Management Area (Compartment 108) – Pine Second Thinning Tender – GSC-20-02

Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73) – Sawlog Harvest Tender – GSC-20-03

INTERMITTENT CLOSURE: Inglis Falls Conservation Area Parking Lot

Access to the Inglis Falls Conservation Area parking lot will be intermittently closed this week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2020 due to road construction. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Get Outside with GSCA! – 2020 Photo Contest

Have you visited a GSCA property in the last couple years and took some great photos? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for photos for our 2020 photo contest in the following categories:

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