© 2021 — Grey Sauble Conservation Authority

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority believes in a healthy watershed environment in balance with the needs of society.

As one of 36 Conservation Authorities established in the Province of Ontario under the Conservation Authorities Act we have made it our mission, in partnership with the stakeholders of the watershed, to promote and undertake sustainable management of renewable natural resources and to provide responsible leadership to enhance biodiversity and environmental awareness. 

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority employs a team of experts who are passionate about protecting, managing and conserving our natural resources and habitats and sharing their appreciation and understanding of the environment with others. 

Parking fees contribute to 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 go to ammenities such as washrooms, bridges, parking areas and pavilions.


Georgian Bay

Lake Huron

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

For information on Pavilion Rentals go here.

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.


Request for Public Comments on GSC’s Strategic Plan

How do you think we can better conserve, restore, develop or manage the
natural resources in our watersheds?


Before updating our Strategic Plan, Grey Sauble Conservation and our member municipalities would
like to hear from you.  We would like any feedback, comments, ideas and/or constructive criticism from the public by January 12, 2018.

To submit comments please use this form and submit to explore@greysauble.on.ca

Phragmites Trimmers Available for Community Groups!

Phragmites is a tall invasive grass that can be found along road side ditches, river banks and shorelines. The Beaver River Watershed Initiative has generously provided two long reach hedge trimmers to help enable volunteer groups wishing to cut invasive Phragmites this summer.   (Full News Release/Fact Sheet)

To learn more about hosting a Phragmites cutting event with your group and how to borrow these trimmers please contact:

Rebecca Ferguson

519-376-3076 ext 236


News Release – Water Conditions Statement

MESSAGE: Water Safety

Environment Canada has issued Rain Fall Warnings for much of Southern Ontario including Grey Sauble watersheds. Our region is on the northern edge of this system and rainfall Thursday night and into Friday morning has been variable with some of our southern watersheds receiving up to 20 mm and our northern watersheds seeing traces of rain. The forecast is for an additional 50-75 mm over the next 2 days.

Water levels in our rivers and stream have been receding after the rain events earlier this week but have not fully recovered and are still elevated. With the ground saturated, water levels are anticipated to rise again with the additional rain. However, no unusual riverine flooding is anticipated at this time. Flows should remain below our average spring runoff conditions. Localized flooding may occur in low lying areas that typically flood.

Flows conditions can change based on the timing, duration and intensity of the rain. Grey Sauble staff will continue to monitor weather and river conditions and will provide updates as needed. Grey Sauble staff would like to remind everyone that banks are slippery & unstable and that water is cold & fast flowing.
Update: will be in effect until 4:30 p.m., Monday May 8, 2017

Contact: John Bittorf, Water Resources Coordinator at 519 376-3076

Click here for PDF News Release Statement

We are taking Registration for Summer Day Camp 2017

With snow on the ground, it is hard to think about summer.   Believe it or not, but there are parents that have started their hunt for summer programming for their children.   We have had inquiries over the past few weeks wondering if our registration forms are ready and if we will accept registration now for our “Great Outdoors Summer Day Camp Adventures”.    My answer – YES, we are ready for summer 2017 and you can now register your children – ages 7 – 12 for our Day Camp.    Day Camp is available for 8 weeks this summer starting July 3rd and ending August 25th.   Hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.     We look forward to another successful Summer!!     Sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Day Camp Information & Registration Forms here.

Bognor Marsh Daycamp

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Property Closures:

    • – Eugenia Falls is now closed for the fall/winter season 
    • – Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 

Please read Visiting Conservation Areas for important info.

Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.


The GSCA office is open again to the public. The lobby will be open between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Monday-Friday) for individuals to drop off items, pick up any necessary materials, and to pay for services. COVID-19 self-screening will be required prior to entering the building and masks are mandatory. Meetings with staff will be by appointment only starting on October 18, 2021.

Some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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